Star Wars fans witnessed storm troopers invade George Street Event Cinema today at around high noon, but fear not - it was a friendly invasion and all part of the global media and publicity machine to help put more bums on seats.
The Star Wars promoter offered up dozens of storm troopers and even a bodypainted 'Phantom Menace'.
A mini orchestra played the Star Wars theme live for fans and media attending, which really helped bring the event to life.
Some lucky fans got photos with laser guns.
20th Century Fox is is hopeful that STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE enjoys success similar to previous Star Wars movies.
STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D is released in cinemas nationally on FEBRUARY 9th 2012
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