- J.J. Abrams announced the premiere with a picture of a hand-written and hand drawn placard on Twitter.
The fans of the franchise can go and watch the 88 second long clip at the assigned 30 theaters all around the country. Disney would be showcasing the teaser at its own theaters as well
It has been exciting news since J.J. Abrams announced that they will be making the next installment of the Star Wars epic. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been pretty much a hope to all the fans who thought they would never see the amazing saga again. Disney co-signed on production rights.
The Force Awakens signed on Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to return to the classic roles of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo from the original Star Wars trilogy.
New cast members include established stars Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, John Boyega and Andy Serkis, British newcomers Daisy Ridley, Pip Andersen and Christina Chong. The list of stars was announced by Disney in April and since then various photos have been in route online to keep the fans hooked.
However J.J. Abrams and Disney thought that the wait should not be prolonged very much and they have decided to give the audience their first sequential film glance in form an 88 seconds trailer. It’s not being released online. It’s not going to be premiered on ABC during drama breaks.
Disney and Abrams know how to do it in style. The teaser is going to be screened in 30 theaters nationwide. Abrams felt it wise to publish a hand written placard announcing by his production company Bad Robot; telling fans about the screening of the teaser in selected theaters and wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The background of the placard had a TIE Aircraft destroying something. We could anticipate from the drawing that the Empire has returned once more with no good intentions. The story has been thought to continue where it left out i.e. for the search of the Death Star.
It isn’t the first time the Star Wars is releasing its trailer in a completely unique way but this time, when technology is available so abundantly, many have questioned whether it is a good idea to release it in theaters, especially in selected theaters where fans would have to come so long just to watch 88 seconds of footage.
Disney’s decision to release the trailer is also being questioned. The movie is not set to release until December next year so giving everyone a glimpse so soon might be off putting to the movie’s suspense. The production knows better though and it would definitely be an experience to ride out and watch the teaser with their friends. It’s an experience worth spending $15 on.
The 88-second teaser will be releasing in the following theaters:
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 METREON 16
CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20
CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18
CAN TORONTO CINEPLEX YOUNGE & DUNDAS
CAN VANCOUVER CINEPLEX 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 SQUARE
OH CLEVELAND CINEMARK CINEMARK 24
PA PHILADELPHIA REGAL WARRINGTON 22
TN NASHVILLE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20
TN KNOXVILLE REGAL PINNACLE
TX DALLAS CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20
TX HOUSTON REGAL MARQ*E STADIUM 23
TX AUSTIN ALAMO ALAMO S LAMAR
UT SALT LAKE CITY CINEMARK CINEMARK 24 WEST JORDAN
WA SEATTLE REGAL THORNTON PLACE 14
WI MILWAUKEE MARCUS BROOKFIELD 16