‘Star Wars’ Trailer to Debut at 30 Theaters on Friday

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force is coming to theaters on Friday.

Lucasfilm and Disney will premiere the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 30 venues run Regal, AMC and Cinemark, rolling out an 88-second tease of the J.J. Abrams-helmed “Star Wars” in front of every movie playing at the locations over the holiday weekend.

The trailer launch will take place a day after Universal releases the first trailer for “Jurassic World” on Thursday, during Thanksgiving football on NBC, although it’s already available to stream on YouTube.

The locations set to screen the “Star Wars” trailer are:

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

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest operator of movie theaters in the U.S., jumped the gun on the announcement, which initially made it seem as though the chain had exclusive rights for the trailer in nine of its locations, prompting the official announcement on StarWars.com.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be released Dec. 18, 2015.

Abrams’ Bad Robot promoted the trailer with a tweet:

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  1. Jim says:

    It’s an 88 second teaser….not a full-blown movie trailer. Probably will only have a few seconds of actual footage….this movie is over a year away. I’ll catch it on YouTube over the weekend.

  2. loco73 says:

    I think I just had a nerdgasm…LOL!

  3. zorrah says:

    The location in San Francisco is the AMC METREON. NOTthe Meteron.

  4. Living the Geek Life says:

    Reblogged this on Living the Geek Life and commented:
    My closest theater is just far enough away to make me have to seriously debate how much of a fan I am! Argh, not fair!

  5. patrickj says:

    Your a weirdo ‘Leon”.

  6. Leon says:

    Auto correct needs to stop. Macready robocop are the words which were butchered. Much like this series. Sorry but I can’t take anything seriously with a woman taking over for Luke. Plus every woman I have talked to agrees. They messed up bad on this one. Practical effects or not with a script with this many abominations nothing can be redeemed.

    • Iceton says:

      “Plus every woman I have talked to agrees.”

      How many women have you talked to? For it to a relevant statistical sample you must have spoken to at least a thousand women about this issue, otherwise it is just an assumption based on your own bias.

      “Practical effects or not with a script with this many abominations nothing can be redeemed.”

      So you’ve read the script? Who let you read the script – was it Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm or was it J.J. Abrams? If you haven’t read the script then your criticism is based on ignorance and that is intellectually dishonest.

  7. Leon says:

    Who cares. We are trading Luke for some blond chick. Solo is dead after episode 1 and all we are left with is the kid from attack the block(who should be the next Luke instead of some chick) as the next bad guy. Sounds so awful that I am not giving my money to this abomination. First they ruin the thing remake by taking out am ready and giving us some chick. Then they ruin evil dead with the same thing. Then they ruin dawn of the dead with the same thing. Then they ruin total recall and rondo op by making those pg13. Political correctness aside just make a darn movie who cares if there are female leads or not. What it should be it isn’t casue too much of Hollywood execs are so out of it. Major fail Hollywood. Major fail. Oh and yes I know I got a connection!

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