By Matt O'Bryant
What's up guys and gals,
As we patiently await tonight's epic trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to premiere and the tickets to go on sale. We can prepare ourselves by checking out all the different theater and website exclusives.
According to the most recent reports tickets should go on sale the moment the trailer drops online during the halftime show of tonights Monday night football game. Below we have a list of all the known deals and exclusives.
Check out all the exclusives below:
Star Wars Marathon Event
First up is the Star Wars Marathon Event! This is a screening of all 7 movies in the saga. The big plus here is that the first 6 will be presented in 2D, so if you want to watch the original trilogy and it's (Special Edition) glory, here's your chance! THE FORCE AWAKENS is presented in 3D though, so be prepared to don the glasses! A multitude of theaters are rolling with this option, and you can see a listing here!
Regal is hosting Star Wars Saturdays, where each Saturday from December 19th to January 9th, the first 500 guests to catch a screening of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS IMAX will receive a collectable ticket featuring unique FORCE AWAKENS art. New art will be available each week of the event.
AMC, on the other hand, will be doing Star Wars Sundays. From December 20 to January 10, guests who purchase a ticket to see THE FORCE AWAKENS in IMAX 3D will receive an AMC-exclusive Star Wars print from artist Dan Mumford. Like Regal's Star Wars Saturdays, new art will be available each week.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
The AMC Theatres at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) and Disney Parks will celebrate the release of THE FORCE AWKAKENS with some really special! On December 17th, participants will be able 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 will only be available online only at AMCtheatres.com/StarWarsWDW.
Cinemark is rocking a a pair of exclusive RealD 3D Star Wars glasses. You can score these glasses one of three ways: Attending the Star Wars Marathon Event on December 17th, showing up for the first screening of THE FORCE AWAKENS on Thursday (in Cinemark XD), or buy purchasing a Star Wars concession combo, which is coming in November.
Participating Alamo Drafthouse locations will have two exclusive FORCE AWAKENS collectible 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!
El Capitan Theatre
Those of you in LA may want to check out the El Capitan Theater, which will be presenting THE FORCEA AWAKNES in in DOLBY VISION – a state-of-the-art laser projection system that delivers richer colors and distinctly brighter images while preserving deep and dark blacks. This, combined with DOLBY ATMOS sound technology, will help in creating one of the most immersive cinema experiences. You'll also get to check out an an extensive display of costumes and props from the making of the movie and get a chance to see a laser lightsaber curtain show. Oh boy! If that wasn't enough, there will be an exclusive collectible BB-8 button on opening day!
Whichever theater you decide to visit, if you order your tickets on Fandango, you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to the film’s world premiere. Evidently, if you purchase your ticekts with the first 25 hours they go on sale, your chaneces to win are increased. Ten runners-up will also win a collectible “Dark Side” or “Light Side” prize pack, whatever that entails.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in December 18th.
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