Shawn Vanderpoel, 23, of Marlton, who manages the more than 250 corporate Web sites for ClearLogic, arrived at work dressed as Luke Skywalker yesterday. ``I've been counting the days [to the opening], counting the time,'' he said.
Vanderpoel and 13 others - employees and associates of ClearLogic - have tickets for the 3:45 and 9:45 p.m. shows today, as well as the midnight show, at the Cinemark in Somerdale.
``I really got excited Monday,'' said Mark Zelis, 26, of Audubon. ``And I had to go out and paint up.''
Zelis, a new-media manager, went to work yesterday dressed as Darth Maul, a villain in the film, complete with the two-sided light saber and red and black facial paint.
Kim Grike, 32, of Mount Laurel, the company's director of operations, said the day off was a huge morale booster.
``I've never seen camaraderie like this,'' she said. ``I mean, they're having light-saber fights in the hallway.''
Not all of ClearLogic's employees took part in the festivities yesterday.
Tina Migeot of Clementon wore her usual garb. The graphic designer, 31, said she wished she had donned a costume, but she lamented that her wardrobe choices were limited.
Princess Leia ``had only two costumes,'' she said. ``The white one and the bikini. [Monday] I would never have considered the bikini, but today I wish I had.''