UPDATED: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Confirmed for 30 Theaters, iTunes Friday

By November 26, 2014
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2ND UPDATE 11/26: The official Star Wars Twitter account has stated that the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens will also be arriving online this Friday, in addition to its theatrical exhibition in select theaters:

Be sure to keep GeekNation bookmarked to get our reaction to the anticipated first look at the film!

1ST UPDATE 11/24: Apparently, Regal jumped the gun in announcing their theaters would have access to the Force Awakens trailer, because Disney and Lucasfilm announced (via Deadline) a total of thirty theaters across the country that will get to see the 88-second teaser.

See the full list below:

AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE
CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY
CA LOS ANGELES Indep EL CAPITAN
CA IRVINE REGAL SPECTRUM IRVINE 21
CA SAN FRANCISCO AMC METERON 16
CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20
CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18
CAN TORONTO CPX YOUNGE & DUNDAS
CAN VANCOUVER CPX RIVERPORT
CO DENVER AMC WESTMINSTER 24
DC WASH D.C AMC TYSONS CORNER 16
FL MIAMI CARMIKE PARISIAN 20
GA ATLANTA REGAL ATLANTIC STATION
IL CHICAGO REGAL CITY NORTH
MA BOSTON AMC BOSTON COMMONS 19
MI DETROIT CINEMARK SHOWCASE 20
MN MINNEAPOLIS AMC SOUTHDALE
MO KANSAS CITY AMC STUDIO 30
NY NEW YORK AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 12
NY NEW YORK REGAL UNION SQAURE
OH CLEVELAND CINEMARK CINEMARK 24
PA PHILADELPHIA REGAL WARRINGTON 22
TN NASHVILLE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20
TN KNOXVILLE REGAL PINNACLE
TX DALLAS CINEMARK PLANO 20
TX HOUSTON REGAL MARQ*E STADIUM 23
TX AUSTIN ALAMO ALAMO S LAMAR
UT SALT LAKE CITY CINEMARK 24 WJ
WA SEATTLE REGAL THORNTON PLACE 14
WI MILWAUKEE MARCUS BROOKFIELD 16

Original Story 11/24: After a lot of buzz surrounding the premiere of the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Variety has now confirmed that the first look at the seventh live-action Star Wars film will be hitting theaters on Friday. Regal Cinemas theaters, that is.

In a strange turn of events, Regal Entertainment announced that the trailer will go up in front of every movie at every showtime between November 28-30 in nine Regal theaters, peppered throughout the country. Those theaters are:

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

Director J.J. Abrams’ production house Bad Robot even tweeted out this photo of a handwritten note to fans anticipating the trailer, even giving us an exact length of 88 seconds:

It’s definitely interesting seeing that we’ve now reached a point of trailer exclusivity, but as the Variety article points out, Regal Entertainment Group is the largest theater operator in the country. Chances are that a fair amount of people will likely turn out to see their very first look at The Force Awakens on the big screen. Will you be among them? Are you near one of the theaters on this list? Be sure to leave a comment below, and tell us if one movie’s trailer, even a Star Wars trailer, is worth the trip!

As if you needed reminding, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th, 2015.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Sam Harris

    If by ‘near’ you mean ‘in the wrong country and a bit pissed off’, then yeah, I’m near.