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What you can and can't do at Star Wars premieres

Posted at 1:20 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 10:11:37-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- With anticipation through the roof for the Thursday's release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," many die-hards choose to dress up for event. 

Many theaters in Indianapolis are showing the movie, and some have different rules for what you can or can't wear to the showing. Use this as a guide as you begin tightening the belts on your Stormtrooper costume.

Cinemark Theaters:

Star Wars costumes are welcome. However, no face coverings, face paint, or simulated weapons (including lightsabers/blasters) will be allowed in the building.

AMC Theaters:

AMC does not permit weapons or items that would make other guests feel uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience. Guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but we do not permit masks or face paint. In short, bring your lightsaber, turn it off during the movie, and leave the blaster and Darth Vader mask at home.

IMAX at Indiana State Museum:

In expectation of sold-out crowds for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, our Health and Safety Committee has taken several measures including implementing new policies in addition to the safety procedures already in place to help ensure the safety of our moviegoers.

Guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but for the safety and enjoyment of all, we will be requiring customers to remove helmets, masks, other face coverings and any items or objects that would make guests uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience upon entering the auditorium.

We’ve also hired additional security to patrol the theater during the the opening period of the film.

Regal Cinemas:

No masks, props, face paint or weapons, including lightsabers, and face-obscuring hoods.


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