Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts in Select Regal Theaters This Friday

Star Wars: The Force Awaken trailer date

Are you ready to watch the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage? Of course you are, and this could end up being your lucky week depending on where you live.

In addition to the Jurassic World trailer bowing on Thanksgiving Day, Regal Cinemas has officially announced that a handful of their locations will be running the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (aka Star Wars: Episode VII) in front of all showings at those select theaters this Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 20. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that there are only a total of seven Regal Cinemas participating in this event  so the likelihood of one being close to you is remote at least. There’s not one in my state, so I’m holding out hope that Lucasfilm and parent company Disney release the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer online this Friday as well, though Monday is a more likely online debut date. Get ready for the inevitable bootlegs.

Here’s the Regal Cinemas locations running the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:

  • CA Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • CA San Diego Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • GA Atlanta Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • IL Chicago Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • NY New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • PA Warrington Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • TN Knoxville Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • TX Houston Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • WA Seattle Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

Back on November 17, 1998, Lucasfilm pulled a similar stunt for the first Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. That trailer debuted exclusively in front of Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, and there were scores of people who paid a full-price ticket, watched the trailer, then left before the feature film began. Expect more of that behavior this time around as well.

Source: Regal

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