Dec. 16 – Rogue One Premiere (Simpsonville, SC)

The Regal Simpsonville Stadium 14 & IMAX movie theater in Simpsonville, SC asked us to come out and be a part of their opening weekend for the Rogue One movie. The date was chosen for the Friday December 16 and the troop was scheduled for 6:00-9:00pm with some of the group trooping a little before 6:00 (thanks guys for being early). The theater was very nice and accommodating and very happy that we were able to come. We were a big hit as countless numbers of fans took pictures and many were floored when they saw us. It was a great troop and a cold troop (felt Hoth-like dipping to 29 degrees). It was great to have met new people and old friends while making new ones as well. Glad to see a good group back up here in the upstate. Looking forward to future events together. We were also able to see the movie after the troop with the theater being nice and roping off a section at the 9:30 movie for those that paid to see it and trooped the event. The general manager even wants to work on a Kylo Ren to join our ranks!

They already asked if we could come back next year for Episode 8! Next year looking to get a charity option involved possibly in conjunction with the local Simpsonville PD or town of Simpsonville.

Carolina Garrison Members in Attendance:
1. Matt Fussell – TK
2. Kevin King – TB
3. Kirk DeWeil – Darth Vader
4. John Wages – Tie Pilot
5. Bryan Roller – TK
6. Teddy Hatcher – TK

1. Mike Heisler
2. Dee Nations