The force is strong with Michelle Obama.

The first lady will welcome children of military families to the White House next Friday for a special screening of the much-anticipated "The Force Awakens," the newest installment in the long-running "Star Wars" franchise set to be released next week.

As part of Joining Forces, an initiative that supports service members, veterans and their families, the children will join her to watch the film in the White House Family Theater.

The event is closed to press.

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