AMC Theatres is celebrating the release of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D by hosting an exclusive event on February 11th at select theaters from 11:00AM - 6:00PM. Star Wars activities are scheduled to include face painting, Star Wars character visits, Kinect Star Wars game demos, a LEGO play area and more. In addition, limited edition 3-D glasses, made to look like Anakin's podracing goggles, will go to the first 400 guests, as will a Hasbro Fighter Pod figure. Sounds like a good time!
So are any of these fun-filled events be coming to your neck of the woods? Below is a rundown of locations with links to the theaters. Otherwise, the main AMC TPM 3-D events page can be viewed here.
Big thanks to our friends in the Tenuto family for the heads up!
UPDATE: Check out the full press release below. It looks like you might not have to be living in the areas listed above in order to partake in some Star Wars fun with AMC Theaters.
Celebrate Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace As it Returns to Theatres in Spectacular RealD 3D with Exclusive Activities and Giveaways at AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres to host special events and Hasbro giveaways during opening weekend, February 10-12
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 23, 2012) The first chapter of the Star Wars Saga arrives in theaters for the first time ever in 3D starting February 10, and AMC theaters across the country are celebrating the occasion with plans to make opening weekend one for fans and families to remember!
To mark the return of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to theaters, now in immersive 3D, kids, collectors and Star Wars fans of all ages will receive an all-new Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pod with the purchase of each RealD 3D ticket for Episode I, all weekend long, February 10-12 only at AMC theaters (limit one per ticket, while supplies last).
Additionally, 10 AMC theatres in the United States will host exclusive event screenings in RealD 3D to bring the fun of Star Wars in 3D to life for families and fans. Starting Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. local time, select theaters will offer activities, giveaways, and interactive experiences. Fans can expect (while supplies last):
• Exclusive Anakin Skywalker Podracer 3D glasses with ticket purchase, to truly get into the speed and spectacle of 3D Star Wars on the big screen. • A Hasbro Star Wars FIGHTER PODS collectible toy with RealD 3D ticket purchase • A LEGO® feature area • Darth Maul face-painting; a chance to reveal your inner Sith Lord at long last! • Special character appearances for photo opportunities • Demonstrations of the upcoming Xbox Kinect™ Star Wars™
The 10 participating Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace exclusive event screening theaters are: Atlanta: AMC Southlake 24; Boston: AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20; Chicago: AMC South Barrington 30; Denver: AMC Highlands Ranch 24; Los Angeles: AMC Tustin 14 at The District; AMC Ontario Mills 30; New York: AMC Empire 25; AMC Garden State 16; Phoenix: AMC Mesa Grand 24; San Francisco: AMC Emeryville Bay Street 16
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