Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker duelled in the foyer of the Aros, while Obi-Wan Kenobi looked on. Darth Vader marched purposefully up to the counter and asked for popcorn. The room was crowded with familiar Star Wars figures - and you would be forgiven for thinking you had stepped onto the set of a science-fiction film.

The explanation was simple - to celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars film, the Aros was hosting an event involving Star Wars themed costumes, with a prize for the best outfit.  Adults and children alike dressed up as their favourite characters.  Originality and creativity shone through, and the prize was awarded to a young Princess Leia.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought the three original main characters, played by Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, back together in an action-packed adventure.  Set three decades after the original trilogy, the galaxy faces a new threat.  The film introduces new and engaging characters (as well as an endearing new droid  called BB-8) who unwittingly get caught up in an adventure to find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy.  

The film was rumoured to have been filmed on the Isle of Skye and part of the enjoyment for local viewers was watching out for familiar landscapes.  Ireland also featured in the film - Skellig Michael, an uninhabited island, provided an incredible and intriguing backdrop for the final scene of an equally incredible film.