In Pictures: Star Wars fans attend midnight screening in Belfast

Crowds of local Star Wars fans attended special midnight screenings of the eagerly awaited ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in Belfast on Thursday morning.

Fans have been gearing up to see the seventh film in the series.

Hundreds of Star Wars fans queue outside the Movie House on the Dublin road in order to see the latest  film " The Force Awakens"

Hundreds of Star Wars fans queue outside the Movie House on the Dublin road in order to see the latest film " The Force Awakens"

The Force Awakens was screened at many cinemas across Northern Ireland just after midnight.