CONFIRMED: The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens set to hit on Friday

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Nov 24, 2014

It's official! The very first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be unleashed upon us this Black Friday.

But there’s a tiny catch ...

The new Star Wars trailer will indeed hit us the day after Thanksgiving Thursday (the day when the first trailer for Jurassic World will hit), but ONLY in nine select Regal Theater locations around the good ol’ U.S. of A., and ONLY from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30.

Here is the official list of theaters showing the trailer:

AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE

CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY

CA LOS ANGELES Indep EL CAPITAN

CA IRVINE REGAL SPECTRUM IRVINE 21

CA SAN FRANCISCO AMC METERON 16

CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20

CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18

CAN TORONTO CPX YOUNGE & DUNDAS

CAN VANCOUVER CPX RIVERPORT

CO DENVER AMC WESTMINSTER 24

DC WASH D.C AMC TYSONS CORNER 16

FL MIAMI CARMIKE PARISIAN 20

GA ATLANTA REGAL ATLANTIC STATION

IL CHICAGO REGAL CITY NORTH

MA BOSTON AMC BOSTON COMMONS 19

MI DETROIT CINEMARK SHOWCASE 20

MN MINNEAPOLIS AMC SOUTHDALE

MO KANSAS CITY AMC STUDIO 30

NY NEW YORK AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 12

NY NEW YORK REGAL UNION SQAURE

OH CLEVELAND CINEMARK CINEMARK 24

PA PHILADELPHIA REGAL WARRINGTON 22

TN NASHVILLE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20

TN KNOXVILLE REGAL PINNACLE

TX DALLAS CINEMARK PLANO 20

TX HOSTON REGAL MARQ*E STADIUM 23

TX AUSTIN ALAMO ALAMO S LAMAR

UT SALT LAKE CITY CINEMARK CINEMARK 24 WJ

WA SEATTLE REGAL THORNTON PLACE 14

WI MILWAUKEE MARCUS BROOKFIELD 16

Now, apparently the good news is that the trailer will be playing before every single flick shown over the weekend. BUT, since it’s a super-duper exclusive trailer, it may prove very frustrating for fans who want to see it. Check out this tweet below:

Regal have now removed their tweet and Facebook post about the Star Wars trailer. Someone jumped the gun! (it’s obviously happening though)

— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) November 24, 2014

No news yet on whether other theaters will also get to screen the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but keep your eyes, and your ears, peeled.

Do you guys think this is the right move on the part of Lucasfilm and Disney? Will you be making a holiday pilgrimage to catch the first glimpse of Episode VII?

UPDATE: 

J.J. Abrams has confirmed via Twitter the arrival of the teaser this weekend:

THANKSGIVING pic.twitter.com/46811BgWiF

— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014

(via First Showing)