Updated December 27, 2017: AMC has responded to the controversy caused by an artistic sound choice in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which led some of their theaters to post a warning about the 10-second period of silence that takes place in the film.
“We are aware that this occurred at two of AMC’s 660 locations. The theatres have removed the sign,” said an AMC spokesman (via Variety).
Original Story: A scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi that relies on a brief silence as a creative choice is apparently causing confusion among some fans, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The scene, in which Laura Dern's Admiral Holdo executes a destructive space combat maneuver, is accompanied by ten seconds of silence designed to imply the soundless vacuum of space. The silence - a relative first for the Star Wars franchise, which has traditionally ignored the soundless quality of space - has reportedly led some theaters to post warnings to moviegoers.
A warning purportedly posted in some AMC theaters, shared on Facebook by actor and comedian Paul Scheer, reads as follows:
“Please note: The Last Jedi contains a sequence at approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes into the movie in which all sound stops for about 10 full seconds. While the images continue to play on the screen you will hear nothing. This is intentionally done by the director for a creative effect.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently in theaters.