Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Monday, October 19, during halftime of the National Football League (NFL) game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT. The Spanish language version of the trailer will air on ESPN Deportes simultaneously. To commence the countdown for the trailer launch, today Lucasfilm released the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster worldwide. Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold. In conjunction with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debut, the Walt Disney Company is providing unprecedented company-wide on-air and social support (#TheForceAwakens) as well as tying in events and special activities for the day of the trailer release.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two months away and today LucasFilm revealed the official theatrical poster showcasing an awakening of the dark side...And the light. If that's not enough, tickets for the highly anticipated film will also go on sale tomorrow for showings in theaters across the globe. LucasFilm also confirmed a Star Wars Marathon Event, where theaters will be playing all seven movies. Check out the list below to see how some theaters will be celebrating this momentous occasion with special events and exclusive giveaways.
The Star Wars Marathon Event is the ultimate fan experience. All seven movies. One epic journey. Guests will see each of the six previously released Star Wars episodes in digital 2D beginning with Star Wars: Episode I - 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. Take a look at the various theater chains participating in this marathon, coming December 17.
Regal Cinemas is presenting 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 collectible ticket featuring unique Star Wars: The Force Awakens art. New art will be revealed each week. AMC Theatres will hold 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 collectible 3D 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 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!
On Fandango, Star Wars 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. Visit StarWars.com to take a look at the full list of participating Star Wars Marathon Event Theatres, and then take a look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster below. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the highly-anticipated trailer.