NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.-- The newest film in the Marvel cinematic franchise is on track to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Thursday evening, local fans packed the Marquee Cinema, helping "Avengers: Infinity War" earn a slice of its opening night earnings.
"It just like brings imagination to kids who don't have it," Jalen Adams, a young fan said.
"I'm dressed as Star-Lord," Melissa Peek, another fan said. "It encourages everyone to be a team. Everyone can be different, everyone can work together, whether they're different or not. It helped me get through a lot and create courage and bravery for me. Now I just feel like I'm part of it and I think it'll help kids to feel the same."
Many older fans were able to introduce their children to the characters they grew up reading about in comics.
"Introducing him into something we've grown up with, that's exciting, that stirs the imagination, you can't beat it," Andrew Cieslinski said.
Cieslinski, a comic illustrator, brought his young son to see the film.
"Very character-driven, good core values."
- Fans of all ages fill theaters for Marvel film premiere
- Local fans pack theaters for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere
- UFC fighters marvel at Utica atmosphere
- Mug Club: LIFT Theater Podcast
- Improvements at the Marquee Theater
- Bomb threat at Premier Aviation in Rome
- Premiere of ‘A Quiet Place’ shhhh
- Movie-goers react to premiere of 'A Quiet Place'
- Premier Aviation in Rome to close, 150 jobs lost
- Local police having tough time filling vacancies