Craig Foreman of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, and a member of the Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club, will be the guest speaker at the Community Vineyard Church "Movies with a Message" presentation of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," (PG-13), on the big screen, on Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.
Community Vineyard Church, located at 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, was the home of the former Loew's State Theatre.
Foreman is the Director of The Expedition Academy, head girls basketball coach, assistant softball coach and academic challenge advisor at Kent Roosevelt High School. A Star Wars fan since childhood, Foreman rented the entire Cinemark Theater in Cuyahoga Falls the day the movie premiered. He is a life-long Star Wars collector.
"Star Wars is a phenomenon of culture that has resonated with me since I was first introduced to it as a 2-year-old child. I can still remember the film, and an even more vivid memory is when my mother bought me my first action figure. That began a lifelong collection that continues to this day," Foreman said. "The underlying theme of the Star Wars saga is family and relationships. This is evident in my own life as my sons now enjoy the story and my collection with me. Star Wars was intended to be a 'fairy tale for a generation that didn't have a fairy tale.' That notion continues to this day for the current generation."
The 2015 Star Wars movie begins 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, but a new threat has arisen. Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
There will be Star Wars artwork on display at the movie event. Those attending can dress in Star Wars costumes if desired.
The church's "Movies with a Message" series takes place the second Saturday of the month. The movie, popcorn, snacks and drinks are all free and there will be Star Wars prizes after the movie.
For more information, visit the church's website at www.communityvineyard.org or call the church at 330-928-5134.