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:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014