Alamo Drafthouse hosts special events for release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

SAN ANTONIO – Jump into light speed this weekend with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

The movie takes place before the events of the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars: A New Hope.

Actress Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn in the movie, leads the charge as the dominant leader of the rebel alliance.

"She's just a wonderful character," said Jones. "Things haven't always gone well for her so she's a little bit broken, but throughout the film we see someone really opening up and trusting others and building an effective team," said actress Felicity Jones. 

The movie is a stand alone story from the rest of the Star Wars movies and introduces new characters and gigantic sets that involve plenty of movie magic and special effects.

The cast got physical during the shoots for the film to give the action a more genuine feel.

"Every bit of sweat you see in the film is real," said Jones. "We were running out of the trenches, we did loads of military training."

To see the movie and to get your picture with storm troopers and R2D2 this weekend, go to the Park North Alamo Drafthouse Cinema located at 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216. 

You can call (210) 677-8500​ for more information, or visit