IMAX announced today that they will be displaying a special theater standee for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will debut in select theaters starting on November 3. This standee features a number of hidden messages written in the Aurebesh language, and these standees are also part of a special contest, where you can win a special private screening. While you won't need to decode these messages as part of the contest, a number of them have already been deciphered.
To enter this contest, all you have to do is find one of these IMAX-exclusive displays, take a picture in front of the display and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #RogueIMAXsweeps. Once you do that, you're entered to win a trip for two to IMAX's headquarters in LA for a private screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - in the same theatre where director Gareth Edwards and the filmmaking team worked on the IMAX version of the movie! You can find the full list of theaters displaying this standee at IMAX.com.
The sweepstakes begins November 3 and you have until November 27 to complete your mission. To increase your chances, enter up to once per day. This week's episode of The Star Wars Show also featured a brief video where Gareth Edwards himself was helping assemble one of these massive Rogue One theater standees. You can take a look at this segment in the video player below, starting at roughly the 1:41 mark.
As for the hidden messages, a Twitter user dubbed YakFace Killa has already deciphered six of the messages on the standees. On the K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) panel, the message reads K-2SO: "Beat Back the Rebels," while Chirrut Imwe's (Donnie Yen) hidden message reads "Join the Empire." It's clear these messages are hidden as some sort of Imperial propaganda, with Jyn Erso's (Felicity Jones) message deciphered as "Submit to our will," Cassian Andor's (Diego Luna) reads "All power to the Empire" and Bodhi Rook's (Riz Ahmed) reads "There will be no one to stop us this time." Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) actually has two messages, "Crush the Rebellion in one swift stroke," and "This station is the ultimate power in the universe."
It remains unclear how many other hidden messages lie within this standee for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but we should find out more when these start appearing in theaters one week from tomorrow. LucasFilm will release this first Star Wars spin-off in theaters nationwide December 16, going up against Warner Bros.' Collateral Beauty. Take a look at the standee below, along with the video with this week's full episode of The Star Wars Show.