The force is with Marc

Local cartoonist Marc Jackson has produced a unique poster to promote the midnight screening of The Last Jedi, at Macclesfield’s only independent cinema CINEMAC.

Marc has produced a poster every year, since The Force Awakens, which came out in 2015.

Marc Jackson’s poster for The Last Jedi. Click to enlarge

Marc says “it not only gives me the chance to draw characters new and old from my favourite set of films, but also helps to promote my local cinema and keep folks in the town, rather than heading out to a large multiplex spending their money.”

“This means a lot to me, as I’m a strong supporter of local businesses, but also to the venue itself as it’s constantly under threat from the potential rise of the evil empire, or, should I say, an impending multiplex!”

“The first year’s midnight show was a sell out and nearly 300 fans flocked to the cinema to see the film we’d all been waiting for. There were folks in costume, lightsabers being swung left right and centre and a much deserved cheer when Han and Chewie first burst onto the screen! However, the most important thing to note is this, on this particular night and because they are an indie cinema, there were no adverts. “So literally at 1 minute past midnight on that fateful night/morning we were watching Star Wars, possibly the first people in the UK to be doing this no less!”

“Come this December the 14th, we’ll be doing it all again, my poster this year features the ageing Luke Skywalker dozing off holding his lightsaber, hopefully something none of us will be doing on the night!”

“So, may the force be with you Macclesfield and to all of us. Let this day, er night, er… morning… be one that is long remembered!”

Marc has 30 limited edition copies of the poster – these can be purchased direct by emailing Marc at:

Check out Marc’s work at: or

Ed: And may the force be with you and your posters Marc.

Marc is also running a series of Cartoon Workshops at Waterstones on Mill Street, Macclesfield – just £5 per child.

The final one is this Saturday 11th November from 3 to 4 pm

email: to book your child’s place or call into Waterstones for details.

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