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Front Page - Friday, February 16, 2018

‘Last Jedi 3D’ coming to theater not so far away

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D’ showing at Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Special screenings begin with ‘Cantina Nights’ events Feb. 16 and 17

The latest entry in the Star Wars film saga, “The Last Jedi,” is showing now on Chattanooga’s largest screen.

“The Last Jedi” will be shown in 3D daily through April 12 at 7 p.m. on the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater’s six-story screen. The theater’s IMAX with Laser Projection system offers a degree of audiovisual clarity, brightness and precision found in only a few dozen theaters worldwide.

“The Last Jedi” features scenes shot using IMAX cameras. Attending a screening at the IMAX 3D Theater therefore offers fans the opportunity to see the film in the form closest to writer and director Rian Johnson’s vision.

The IMAX 3D Theater will host special “Star Wars Cantina Nights” events on Feb. 16 and 17 to launch the film’s giant screen debut in Chattanooga. Guests attending “The Last Jedi” on the first two nights of screenings will be able to meet and snap photos with local costumers dressed as characters from the Star Wars universe.

In addition to regular concessions, a cash bar will also be serving beer, wine and a themed Star Wars cocktail.

“The Last Jedi” represents the middle entry in the current Star Wars trilogy, which began with 2015’s “The Force Awakens.” Since its theatrical premiere on Dec. 9, 2017, “The Last Jedi” has grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the ninth-most financially successful film of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

The Last Jedi continues the tale of Force-sensitive heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she seeks guidance and tutelage from Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Knight who long since retreated into self-imposed exile.

Tickets are $15.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 3-12. Holders of an IMAX Club Pass can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $4. Tickets are available at the IMAX 3D Theater box office, located at 201 Chestnut St.

Source: IMAX 3D Theater