THE Force will be strong at Cineworld when WightFibre hosts a charity premiere for the new Star Wars film.

Almost 300 VIP guests will attend the screening of Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker on December 19, to raise funds for Isle of Wight youth sailing charity UKSA.

It will be the third time WightFibre has hosted a Star Wars charity screening following Island premieres for The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens — raising more than £7,500 for UKSA.

WightFibre chief executive John Irvine said: “Once again, this is a real coup. Being able to secure this important charity event for the Island and to support such a great Island charity as UKSA is really important to us.”

The event will see a capacity audience of 292 guests attend a VIP reception at Cineworld, Newport, with characters from the film franchise, before taking their seats for a charity auction and the screening.

The film is the third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final episode of the nine-part Skywalker saga.

It follows surviving resistance fighters as they once more face the First Order and Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

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