'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters on Black Friday
After Thanksgiving on Thursday, you'll probably be recovering from stuffing your face with turkey and pumpkin pie, and hopefully excited after the Jurassic World trailer premieres during NBC Thursday Night Football. However, if you're not already planning on heading out into the world to get insane bargains on stuff you don't need, you may want to specifically go out of your way to hit up one of only nine Regal Theater locations around the country, because that's where the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere, but only from November 28th-November 30th. Read more details below!
First of all, here's the nine Regal Theater locations to see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:
Irvine, CA - Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
San Diego, CA - Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Atlanta, GA - Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Chicago, IL - Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
New York, NY - Regal Union Square Stadium 14
Warrington, PA - Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
Knoxville, TN - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Houston, TX - Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
Seattle, WA - Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
The good news is that at these nine locations, the trailer will be playing before every single movie that plays over the weekend. So you won't have to pay to see a movie you don't want to see. But at the same time, this is a super exclusive release of the trailer, so that's probably going to be frustrating for many fans. Honestly, I understand Lucasfilm and Disney wanting to make this a special event and start buzz in a unique way, but when you see just how much buzz there was after The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leaked, I don't know why you wouldn't want everybody talking about it. But maybe this is just one chain of theaters that jumped the gun on the news. Check out this tweet:
Regal have now removed their tweet and Facebook post about the Star Wars trailer. Someone jumped the gun! (it’s obviously happening though)
— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) November 24, 2014
We're willing to bet that a bunch of theater chains will have their own set of theaters debuting the trailer around the country this weekend and it won't just be this list of Regal Theaters. We'll keep our ear to the ground for more updates, because we're betting there will be a much bigger list of theaters playing the trailer this whole weekend. We'll include updates below once official details are announced. Either way, hopefully you can catch the trailer this weekend if you're so inclined. Stay tuned to find out when it can be seen at other theaters or online. From the sounds if it, it will be in theaters before anywhere else.
UPDATE: Bad Robot just posted this note from J.J. Abrams on their Twitter account:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014
Looks like we'll get an 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend, but we're still waiting to see if anymore theaters end up getting the trailer.
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) November 24, 2014
— Cinemark Theatres (@Cinemark) November 24, 2014
We'll be posting more information on the trailer release as it becomes available, so stay tuned to this page.
UPDATE #3: Here's the full list of theaters showing the trailer this weekend from StarWars.com:
Hopefully you can make it to one of these theaters this weekend to check it out on the big screen! If you can't see it this weekend, the site says, "Following this weekend, the tease can be seen in theaters around the world this December." So you can probably expect to see it with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, or maybe Disney's release of Into the Woods. We'll find out eventually. Will you seek out the trailer?