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It seems Star Wars fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the new movie to be released this week — but there’s something different about this movie release. A whole new generation of Star Wars enthusiasts who’ve never seen one of these legendary flicks on the big screen is preparing for their first viewing. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens is set to release December 18 and there are plenty of ways to get ready for its release.
Try Not. Do Save on Star Wars Tickets!
Of course, the first thing you should do is buy your tickets. If you live near a Regal Cinemas or United Artists theater, save some cash (because you’ll probably see it more than once!) and use a card linked offer from Coupons.com. Simply spend $10 and get a free $10 Regal Cinemas eGift Card.
Which Star Wars Movie Order Is Right?
Lots of families are preparing by viewing all previous Star Wars films, but the order in which they should be watched is hotly debated. Six movies is a pretty serious commitment and you want to do it right!
You could choose to go in chronological order (this is how director George Lucas recommends their viewing) starting with the prequels (Episodes 1, 2, and 3) and finishing with the original trilogy (Episodes 4, 5, and 6.)
But many argue that the original trilogy provides a more complete introduction to the series and encourage Star Wars newbies to begin with Episodes 4, 5, and 6. This should give you enough background to enjoy The Force Awakens in theaters. (If you’re still thinking of which order to follow when introducing new fans, consider the popular Machete Order: Episodes 4, 5, 2, 3, 6.)
Don’t Show Up Looking Like a Scruffy-Looking Nerf-Herder
And when your family finally makes it to the theater to take part in one of the biggest movie events of all time, you’ll want to arrive in style! Star Wars shirts for everyone!
Star Wars Fashion for Girls & Boys
1. Boys’ Star Wars Character Graphic Tee, $9; 2. Boys’ Star Wars Character Graphic Tee, $9; 3. Boys’ Long-Sleeve Star Wars Shirt, $11; 4. Girls’ Pink Stormtrooper Graphic Tee, $8.99; 5. Girls’ Pink C-3PO and R2-D2 Sweatshirt, $8.99-$16.99; 6. Girls’ Colorful Star Wars Logo Shirt, $8.99
Star Wars Fashion for Adults
1. Men’s 1977 Logo Zip Fleeze Sweatshirt, $21; 2. Men’s Millenium Falcon Graphic Tee, $12.99; 3. Men’s R2-D2 Graphic Tee, $12.99; 4. Women’s Darth Vader Sweatshirt, $16.10; 5. Women’s Star Wars Graphic Raglan Tee, $14.99; 6. Women’s Star Wars Character Tee, $14.99
Star Wars Costumes for the Padawans & Jedi Masters
Or, do what any true fan would and go in full costume (you won’t regret it!) Amazon has costumes on sale for the whole family. The toughest part will be deciding if you’re a Chewbacca, a Han Solo, or one of the characters from the newest film!
Leave Masks & Toy Weapons at Home: Some movie theaters won’t allow attendees to wear masks due to safety concerns, so leave these at home. Lightsabers may also not be allowed, and toy guns should be left at home. If you’re unsure about your costume or props, check in with your movie theater before you go.
The Star Wars movie experience is a memorable event for fans of all ages. So be prepared, be patient with the crowds, grab some popcorn, and have fun. “May the force be with you.”