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Star Wars Opening Weekend – Rheged’s Epic Party

Star Wars

Thursday 14  – Sunday 17 December

Alert all commands! Join us to watch the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, on Rheged’s huge cinema screen. Mix with some of Star Wars best loved characters at our pre-cinema parties where you can take part in our epic Star Wars quiz, listen to some Cantina tunes and sample some intergalactic cocktails. We will be selling Star Wars cinema snacks (…may the fork be with you…) and you can entertain the kids with our simple Star War mask making activities. Wear your most elaborate Star Wars costume and guess how many jelly beans in the Jabba Jar – there’s some seriously cool prizes to be won, including a Lego Millennium Falcon, Star War’s mini figures and vouchers to spend in any Westmorland site – more details on competitions coming soon!

Midnight PREMIERE screening
A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…Join fellow Jedi’s and be the first to see THE LAST JEDI at 12.01am on Thursday 14 December – The bar will be open pre-show for snacks and drinks.

Let The Wookie Win
Star Wars Quiz
4pm (Friday and Saturday)
6.30pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

You Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder!
Star Wars Costume contest
1pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Imperial Troops Have Entered the Base!
Character Meet and Greet will take place at between;
4.30pm – 8.30pm (Thursday, Friday)
1pm – 8.30pm (Saturday and Sunday)


The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor clothing and gadgets, local food and drink in their Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design, which is also true of the cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce.  Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one the largest grass roofs in the Country.

The Rheged Centre

Shop On Every Corner by Jess Wilson
Upper Esk in Spate by Mark Pearce
Praying for a rubbish sheepdog by James Ormes
Plough the Fields by Rebecca Vincent
Amber Light by Phil Greenwood
Homefaring by Sue MacKenzie
Gamrie Seatown by Bryan Angus
Girl Swimming by Ivy Smith