'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters on Black Friday

November 24, 2014
Source: Regal Theaters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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:

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:

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.

UPDATE #2: As we predicted, AMC Theatres and Cinemark, will have the trailer too:

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

Star Wars

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?

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on the football game ? Stars Wars and Football present the Trailer !! DUH DUH DUH

shane willett on Nov 24, 2014


I hope that by the time it is all said and done that there is a good number of locations that will be debuting the trailer. Hopefully they won't delay an official online debut for very long, either.

Chris Groves on Nov 24, 2014


I just hope the trailer doesn't show the entire movie

HarryFiddleSticks on Nov 24, 2014


Not likely, since the movie isn't finished.

TheOct8pus on Nov 24, 2014


Isn't this going to be a teaser? Why is everyone referring to it as a trailer? To me, a trailer means at least 2 mins of a preview. Im pretty sure since they just wrapped principal production, its too early. My guess, a custom teaser without showing much footage, new JW music (sorta like the teaser from Super 8 did not use any footage from the final movie whatsoever).

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 24, 2014


A teaser, by definition, is a type of movie trailer. The term teaser trailer is usually just used to refer to the first trailer released for a movie, regardless of length. Longer trailers can still be teasers because they usually don't reveal as much about the plot as later trailers eventually do. No matter what you call it, everyone knows what we're talking about.

Ethan Anderton on Nov 24, 2014


That's impossible! Even for a computer!

TheOct8pus on Nov 24, 2014


Its not fair what JJ n Disney is doing. Im from Malaysia. Im a star wars fan too. We paid hard earned money to watch star wars movies in the theatre here. I hv a whole lot of starwars movie collection including the original ones In VHS tapes before lucasfilm decided to edit it to special editions. We are here eagerly waiting to see a least a small footage since the rumours pooped out on episode 7. And its been a decade already since episode 3. Now the teaser is only played in theatres at their backyards. As though the long wait of the rest of the world is not important to them.. Really disrespectful and we are here dissapointed..

steven on Nov 24, 2014


We bought the laserdiscs and games and toys on top of all that. That's why. ;P

avconsumer2 on Nov 24, 2014


we do have laser disc, blueray disc, mercendises, games, toys, action figurine, a a whole big scale starwars lego land n theme park .. and dedicated star wars clubs and here who celebrates and ppl who buys all these.. there's no more a 3rd world countries anymore.. only 3rd world mentalities. If they don't want to promote their movies here, then with all do respect pls don't sell it here. I guess it could cover the costs by ppl buying games and toys over there..

steven on Nov 24, 2014


Very excited. This is great news for fans. Even if it is just a title roll and music...

DAVIDPD on Nov 24, 2014


How the heck do we have as many theaters as we do in the DC area, and there's only one playing it? And not even one of the 'major' theaters! ARGH!! Hopefully they'll drop it on the Net next week!!

VAharleywitch on Nov 24, 2014



silentjay on Nov 24, 2014


everyone that goes to see the trailer bring you phone cameras out to put all over the web since it is only in like 30 stupid theaters please!!!!

silentjay on Nov 24, 2014

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