Ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been shattering records since Monday night, when the third and final trailer for the film aired. IMAX has reported that its ticket sales reached more than $6.5 million within 24 hours of the trailer’s release. In that vein, IMAX is hosting a contest where Star Wars fans can win a signed Drew Struzan The Force Awakens poster. From the IMAX official website:
"“Post a picture of your IMAX ticket with #STARWARSIMAXSWEEPS for a chance to win a Drew Struzan signed poster!”"
But wait, there’s more…IMAX is hosting “Star Wars Saturdays” every Saturday, from December 19 to January 9, at Regal theatres. The first 500 guests who watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX will receive a collectable ticket featuring unique Star Wars: The Force Awakens art. New art will be revealed each week. And, every Sunday, IMAX is hosting “Star Wars Sundays.” From December 20 to January 10, fans who go to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D will receive an AMC-exclusive Star Wars print from artist Dan Mumford, as a new poster will be revealed each week.
Here’s a look at the first AMC Poster:
IMAX is also doing all it can to ensure that Star Wars fans get the maximum IMAX experience possible. The theater chain will be releasing the film across various projection technologies:
"“Cutting-edge projection technologies, including our xenon digital system, IMAX 15/70mm film, and our next-generation laser system.”"
For a list of theaters that will be offering either IMAX with laser or IMAX 15/70mm film projection, click HERE. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.