ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The wait is finally over for lovers of the Star Wars series.
"I have on a storm trooper costume because we're going to go see the new star wars movie and I'm excited," said Mackenzie Davis who attended her first Star Wars premiere.
Thursday night, the 7th movie, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," premiered all over the world.
Here in Albany, the film brought family, friends and fanatics to the Carmike Wynsong 16 to see what George Lucas cooked up.
"It's got to be the best thing that has happened in 10 years," said Albany native Kevin Moore. "Star Wars coming back out just shows that they have more ideas that they can come up with to send us more into the future."
One fan says the series helped strengthen the bond between him and his father. And tonight, he decided to pay it back.
"In 1977 my dad took me to my dad took me to my first Star Wars," recalled B.T. Davis. "I have tickets that I bought for my dad and I'm bringing him to this one tonight."
The highly-anticipated film premiered tonight on 4,134 movie screens, which is a record for the month of December.
However, there is some hesitation with fans due changes like J.J. Abrams taking over as director.
"I'm a little concerned about it, because it might not be what it used to be," said Moore. "But it could be something more. So we'll see."
Changes aside, fans were pumped to continue the series. Davis even made sure his kids did their homework beforehand. On Star Wars of course.
"I had my children watch all of the episodes," said B.T. Davis. "So they're caught up. They're ready. Three weeks ago they finished with return of the Jedi episode 6. "
And like the Star Wars series, the Davis family tradition persists.