Disney released the official poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens today, but that wasn’t all the news. You’ll be able to buy tickets for the first day of the film tomorrow, and some theaters will be offering epic marathons of every single theatrically released Star Wars film.
“The Star Wars Marathon Event is the ultimate fan experience,” the official page states. “All seven movies. One epic journey. Guests will see each of the six previously released Star Warsepisodes in digital 2D beginning with The Phantom Menace and concluding with the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D! Guests will also receive a lanyard featuring exclusive marathon art. Coming December 17.”
Each theater chain will be offering something special, and here are the details:
Star Wars Saturdays: Each Saturday, from December 19 to January 9, at Regal theatres the first 500 guests who experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX will receive a collectable ticket featuring unique Star Wars: The Force Awakens art. New art will be revealed each week.
Star Wars Sundays: Each Sunday, from December 20 to January 10, guests who purchase a ticket to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D will receive an AMC-exclusive Star Wars print from artist Dan Mumford. A new poster will be revealed each week.
Also, join the celebration at Walt Disney World as AMC Theatres and Disney Parks celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Opening Night Event will take place on December 17, where participants will be among the first to see the new film at AMC Disney Springs 24 and then celebrate together at a private after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Tickets are available online only at AMCtheatres.com/StarWarsWDW
Cinemark is giving fans the opportunity to receive a pair of exclusive RealD 3D Star Wars glasses. There are three ways guests can get these collectable glasses: By attending the Star Wars Marathon Event on December 17. By attending the first show of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thursday 12/17 in Cinemark XD, or with the purchase of a Star Wars concession combo, coming in November.
As part of the advanced ticketing promotion at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations, you can snag two exclusive, limited Star Wars: The Force Awakenscollectible items: an officially licensed Mondo-designed pint glass and the first ever, double-sized collector’s issue of their very own magazine, BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH., celebrating 40 years of the Star Wars saga!
On Fandango, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ticket buyers will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to the film’s world premiere. Moviegoers who purchase tickets within the first 24 hours can increase their chances to win. Additionally, ten runners-up can win a collectible “Dark Side” or “Light Side” prize pack.
The official page also has a list of every participating theater so you can see which screens near you are participating. Have you got your tickets?
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sparked worldwide excitement, and provided fans with a glimpse of new characters including Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), as well as a new rollerball droid, a revamped Millennium Falcon and mysterious villain Kylo Ren. But there was no sign of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia – three main characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, all of whom have key roles in JJ Abrams’s film.
Anxious fans can now breathe a sign of relief. 32 years after they last appeared together in a Star Wars film, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will all feature in the next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to a report from Latino Review.
Hamill, who was 25 years old when the first Star Wars film was released in the summer of 1977, is now 63. Ford (who was 34) is 72, and Fisher (who was 20) is 58.
If Ford’s Han Solo appears in the trailer, it also seems likely that we might get a glimpse of another character from the old films: British actor Peter Mayhew is reprising his role as Solo’s Wookiee buddy Chewbacca for Abrams’s movie. Fans are also speculating that droids R2-D2 and C-3PO might also show up.
The new trailer will be shown with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, released on May 1.