The force will be strong as WightFibre announces it will be hosting an Isle of Wight charity premiere for Star Wars IX: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ – supporting youth charity UKSA.

It will be the third time that WightFibre has been able to secure a Star Wars charity screening on the Iisland for UKSA and continues the companies association with the Star Wars film franchise, also reflected in their support for Ben’s Imperial March.

The two previous events in 2017 for Star Wars: ‘The Last Jedi’ and 2015 for Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’, raised over £7,500 for the charity.

This year’s VIP event, which promises to be even bigger, will hope to raise even more on December 19, when the film is released in the UK.

John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre said:

“Once again, this is real coup. Being able to secure this important charity event for the Island and to support such a great Island based charity as UKSA is really important to us at WightFibre.”

The event will see a capacity audience of 292 VIP Guests at Cineworld in Newport attend a VIP Reception with characters from the film franchise, before guests take their seats for a charity auction and screening of this latest Star Wars blockbuster on its official release.

The film is the third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Abrams’s The Force Awakens (2015) and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi (2017), and is the final episode of the nine-part Skywalker saga.

WightFibre will be releasing more details soon.