Stormtroopers are everywhere, including the White House and theaters

Just as the franchise has with its past releases, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has capitvated the nation.

This time, it's captivated and captured it in a literal sense.

First, President Obama ended his hourlong, end-of-the-year press conference with the line, "OK, everybody, I gotta get to 'Star Wars.'"

The White House screened the new film for Gold Star military families Friday, but there was more.

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Stormtroopers also escorted White House press secretary Josh Earnest to the lectern after Obama had left the room.

In Austin, Texas, the 501st Legion, a national group of "Star Wars" enthusiasts, went all out to invade a local premiere as well.

Where have you seen Stormtroopers during premiere week?

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