A GARRISON of Stormtroopers will be patrolling the Market Place shopping centre this weekend to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

From 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and on December 16, shoppers will have the chance to meet and take selfies with the troopers.

The Stormtroopers will also be spreading the word about The Light Cinema’s latest promotion, in which customers purchasing tickets in December can claim a half-price ticket for January.

Cinema staff will also be getting in the spirit of the event and dressing up as characters from the new film.

Nikki Wilson-Cook, Centre Manager, Market Place says, “We’re really excited to be celebrating the launch of such an iconic and eagerly anticipated film in partnership with The Light Cinema.

“The Stormtroopers are sure to be popular with Star Wars fans spanning the generations and will be the ideal treat for families from in and around Bolton.”

The Last Jedi is in cinemas on December 14.