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Local business man wants others to share in the ‘Force’

Annette Lochner, general manager of Brenden Theatre’s Kingman Cinema stands with some ‘Rouge One: A Star Wars Story’ promotional items.

Photo by Aaron Ricca.

Annette Lochner, general manager of Brenden Theatre’s Kingman Cinema stands with some ‘Rouge One: A Star Wars Story’ promotional items.

KINGMAN – While one Preston family member is wowing spectators with a massive Christmas light display, another is hoping to blow the minds of sci-fi fans with his generosity.

Scott Preston, son of David Preston, and co-owner of Preston Investments, has purchased a theater full of tickets for an early screening of “Rouge One: A Star Wars Story” at 7 p.m., Dec. 15. Last December, he purchased and gave away about 60 tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to fans who might not have had the cash to purchase their own fare.

He’s repeating himself this month as the franchise debuts its first stand-alone film Dec. 16.

“It’s for people in need and it’s on their honor,” Preston said. “I’m giving them away, but my focus is for those in need.”

According to Brenden Theatre’s Kingman Cinema General Manager Annette Lochner, Preston purchased 161 tickets for one of the two screens the film will be shown on.

To get tickets, go to Preston Investments at 4345 Stockton Hill Rd. and talk to one of his staff members.

He didn’t shy away from his sci-fi fandom as a reason for picking a “Star Wars” movie debut.

“People who know me know I’m a toy collector,” he said of his 1600-foot toy room. “And that encompasses Star Wars.”

Preston, along with his family, will be at the screening Dec. 15.