AMC Running Special Family-Oriented 'Phantom Menace' 3D Events
"Now this is pod racing!" If it's not obvious the demographic they're aiming for with that photo, it will be by the end of this. AMC has announced that 10 of their movie theaters around the US will be hosting special events for the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D starting February 10th, though the events will be on Saturday, the 11th. While I don't expect every Star Wars fan to be there that weekend, these events are family-focused and include special Anakin Skywalker Podracer 3D glasses (seen above) with every ticket, as well as collectible toys and other fun fan events all day long. Star Wars is back!
Here's the info on the event (via Collider) from the press release: To mark the return of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to theatres, now in immersive 3D, kids, collectors and Star Wars fans of all ages will receive an all-new Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pod with the purchase of each RealD 3D ticket for Episode I, all weekend long, February 10th-12th. Additionally, 10 AMC theatres will host exclusive event screenings in RealD 3D to bring the fun of Star Wars in 3D to life for families and fans. Starting Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11AM, select theatres will offer activities, giveaways, and interactive experiences. Here are the 10 theaters:
Atlanta - AMC Southlake 24
Boston - AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20
Chicago - AMC South Barrington 30
Denver - AMC Highlands Ranch 24
Los Angeles - AMC Tustin 14 at The District
Ontario, CA - AMC Ontario Mills 30
New York - AMC Empire 25
New York - AMC Garden State 16
Phoenix - AMC Mesa Grand 24
San Francisco - AMC Emeryville Bay Street 16
For more information or to book tickets at any AMC theatres in advance, visit their official page for the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace re-release. I'm very curious to see how well this does and how many people/kids actually go out to see this re-release in theaters. Unfortunately they're starting with the first prequel, which is one movie that most of the fans of the original trilogy don't like much. I'm still debating on going out to see this myself, as I'm not sure a 3D conversion is enough to make me actually go spend more money on The Phantom Menace. But those podracer 3D glasses do look pretty damn cool. Anyone going?