The Force Awakens in Star Wars Episode 7 on December 18, 2015. Apparently 88 seconds of official movie footage from the new Star Wars will awaken this Friday. Disney and LucasFilm today announced a new Star Wars trailer will hit a select number of theaters the day after Thanksgiving.
The new Star Wars trailer will show 88 seconds of pure, unadulterated, Star Wars Episode 7 – The Force Awakens footage. For fans of the new Star Wars movie being directed by JJ Abrams, that’s 88 seconds of bliss. For less-hardcore moviegoers, it’s just another preview to wade through on the way to their intended feature film.
The biggest question for the former group, of course, is “where can I watch the new Star Wars trailer in theaters this Friday?” The answer: not many places. We’ve provided the list below of where you can watch the new Star Wars trailer this weekend. And yes, it’s the full list.
- Atlanta: Regal Atlantic Station
- Austin: Alamo South Lamar
- Boston: AMC Boston Commons 19
- Chicago: Regal City
- Cleveland: Cinemark 24
- Dallas: Cinemark Plano 20
- Denver: AMC Westminster 24
- Detroit: Cinemark Showcase 20
- Houston: Regal MARQ*E Stadium 23
- Irvine (California): Regal Spectrum Irvine 21
- Kansas City: AMC Studio 30
- Knoxville, Tenn.: Regal Pinnacle
- Los Angeles: AMC Century City and El Capitan
- Miami: Carmike Parisian 20
- Milwaukee: Marcus Brookfield 16
- Minneapolis: AMC Southdale
- Nashville: Carmike Thoroughbred 20
- New York City: AMC Lincoln Square 12 and Regal Union Square
- Philadelphia: Regal Warrington 22
- Phoenix: Harkins Tempe Marketplace
- Salt Lake City: Cinemark 24 WJ
- Seattle: Regal Thornton Place 14
- San Francisco: AMC Meteron 16
- San Jose (California): Cinemark Oakridge 20
- San Diego: Regal Mira Mesa 18
- Toronto: CPX Younge & Dundas
- Vancouver, British Columbia: CPX Riverport
- Washington DC: AMC Tysons Corner 16
It still remains to be seen whether we’ll be able to watch the new Star Wars trailer online after its theatrical debut this weekend. The chances are high, considering how limited the run is, but since it’s “just” 88 seconds, Disney may choose to wait for an online release until there’s a meatier version to share.
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As you can see above, Director JJ Abrams didn’t indicate whether the new Star Wars trailer will show any of the stars from the original trilogy. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and the lot have returned for Episode 7, though the extent to which their characters (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia) will play a major role is still unknown. Nor did Abrams’ tease say whether we’ll see any of the new characters.
To be frank, the chances of the new Star Wars trailer showing much more than CG scenes and vehicles are pretty slim. Maybe we’ll see the backs of heads, some mass armies of Troopers or something equally non-descript, but 88 seconds isn’t a lot of time to go into much character exploration.