Free “Force Awakens” screening this week at Tompkins Library

Did you miss “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” when it opened in theatres in December? You and the kids can see it free at the Tompkins County Public Library!

The free, all-ages screening of “The Force Awakens” will be on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:45pm in the library’s BorgWarner Community Room. “Folks are permitted to bring their own snacks,” adds the Library’s Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty.

The movie is rated PG-13 for science-fiction action violence, but organizers “will not restrict access based on age,” Carrie tells us. Parents should make their own decisions about whether their kids are up to the movie. Common Sense Media, a family-focused movie rating group, rates the movie 10+, compared to ratings of 7+ for the original “Star Wars” and 8+ for Episodes V and VI. Most kids aged 9 or 10 who’ve seen past “Star Wars” movies should be fine.

The Blu-ray Disc of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has just been released, and the $20 bundle includes DVD and high-definition Blu-ray Disc, and a downloadable digital copy.

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