Local teacher goes to the extreme for Star Wars

Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 09:20:24-05

Teacher by day, Star Wars fan by night.

When he’s not preparing students for their future…Coach Craig foreman is focused on his passion.

“Just totally in love with it” he says.

“Because he’s so excited, it’s infectious” says Nikki Marchmon Boykin, one of his colleagues at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.

Walking into his classroom full of Star Wars posters and gadgets, it’s evident that his a super fan.

Another way he’s been showing his enthusiasm for the premiere is through his apparel.

"I have 39 Star Wars shirts, I wore a different one everyday starting in December to lead up to this movie.”

And when it came to ensuring his spot for the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premiere, he had to think on his feet.

“Well originally I was just nervous that I wouldn’t get a ticket for the first showing”  he said. “So about a year ago I started thinking what could I do to get it”

So he rented out the entire showing at Cinemark theatre in Cuyahoga Falls. But what started as just a private viewing of the highly anticipated movie, became something more.

Coach Foreman paid a few extra bucks to rent out lobby space and a room for games to fellow Star Wars Club members and their kids.

“You want it to be about a whole bunch of 40 year old guys having fun, kids having fun and that cross generational connection” he said.