Updated November 26: May the iTunes be with you.
It turns out the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens 88-second teaser will be available to everyone worldwide, and not just the folks in driving distance of the 30 U.S. theaters that will debut it Friday.
Of course the official Star Wars Twitter account doesn't reveal when Friday it'll debut on iTunes...
Original story: After Regal Cinemas posted about the premiere of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and everyone (including Newsarama) reported on it, the post was pulled down - clearly, not information that was supposed to go out quite yet.
Well now they can post again, because J.J. Abrams, director of the film, posted on his production company’s twitter, “Thanksgiving” with a picture of a handwritten note (seen below). It's a decidedly more lo-fi way to tease a trailer than what most companies do nowadays, releasing 7 second vines or 15 second teasers on instagram before a minute or two of footage. The note included a TIE Fighter and the message:
”A Tiny* peek at what we’re working on - this Friday in select theaters. Hope you enjoy, and have a most excellent Thanksgiving! *88 Seconds”
So there you have it, the teaser trailer is in fact coming this weekend, and coming with almost a minute and a half of Episode VII teasing goodness. Other cinemas besides Regal will have the trailer, too - AMC Theaters tweeted that they'll have it, so will others. Here's the full list of locations where you can see the trailer over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Phoenix, AZ: Harkins Tempe Marketplace
Los Angeles, CA: AMC Century City
Los Angeles, CA: El Capitan
Irvine, CA: Regal Spectrum Irvine 21
San Francisco, CA: AMC Metreon 16
San Jose, CA: Cinemark Oakridge 20
San Diego, CA: Regal Mira Mesa 18
Toronto, Canada: CPX Younge & Dundas
Vancouver, Canada: CPX Riverport
Denver, CO: AMC Westminster 24
Washington, D.C.: AMC Tysons Corner 16
Miami, FL: Carmike Parisian 20
Atlanta, GA: Regal Atlantic Station
Chicago, IL: Regal City North
Boston, MA: AMC Boston Commons 19
Detroit, MI: Cinemark Showcase 20
Minneapolis, MN: AMC Southdale
Kansas City, MO: AMC Studio 30
New York, NY: AMC Lincoln Square 12
New York, NY: Regal Union Square
Cleveland, OH: Cinemark 24
Philadelphia, PA: Regal Warrington 22
Nashville, TN: Carmike Thoroughbred 20
Knoxville, TN: Regal Pinnacle
Dallas, TX: Cinemark Plano 20
Houston, TX: Regal Marq*E Stadium 23
Austin, TX: Alamo S. Lamar
Salt Lake City, UT: Cinemark 24 WJ
Seattle, WA: Regal Thornton Place 14
Milwaukee, WI: Marcus Brookfield 16