After significant speculation, we now know when and where audiences will get their first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The website for the Regal Entertainment Group reveals the first trailer will premiere Friday at "select North America theatres," and then provides a list of the following nine Regal locations:
- Irvine, California: Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
- San Diego, California: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- Atlanta, Georgia: Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- Chicago: Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
- New York City: New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
- Warrington, Pennsylvania: Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
- Knoxville, Tenness: Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- Houston: Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
- Seattle: Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm has made an announcement, so it remains unclear whether Regal is exclusively premiering the trailer, or if it will be shown at other theaters as well.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, The Force Awakens stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis, and newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie. The film opens Dec. 18, 2015.
Updated (11 a.m.): Abrams and Bad Robot Productions have confirmed an 88-second sneak peek will debut on Friday in select theaters.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014
Update 2 (1:05 p.m.): Here's the complete list of theaters, courtesy of Lucasfilm:
(via The Hollywood Reporter)