U.S. troops in Afghanistan were able to watch an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" thanks to a partnership with Walt Disney Studios.

"It's very rare that we get to see a new release movie here,” said Don Baumgartner, area support group MWR director at Bagram Airfield.

The troops were able to see the film Thursday, while the U.S. premiere was Friday. However, there were late-night showings Thursday in the U.S. too.

“We are excited to once again be able to offer a much-needed break from the harsh day-to-day reality these service members face while on deployment,” said U.S. Army Col. Scott McFarland, exchange Europe and Southwest Asia region commander.

Similar events have been held in 2015 and 2016 with the release of the latest "Star Wars" movies.

The latest installment in the popular film series will be shown on bases in at least six countries including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan through Christmas.