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Cinemark is enforcing costume restrictions for The Force Awakens screenings

10.26.2015

It's going to be absolute bedlam inside any theater showing STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS throughout opening weekend. Fans will be sharing in this experience with other fans, and you can bet more than a few people had planned on going all out, pulling out all the stops in order to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

However, if you were planning on dressing up and attending a showtime of THE FORCE AWAKENS in full STAR WARS character garb, don't do it at a Cinemark. They've got restrictions in place that will ultimately make it much more of a hassle to do than if you chose to attend in plain street clothes.

Based on their posted rules, don't come as a Stormtrooper (unless you're prepared to ditch the helmet and blaster) or Darth Vader (same deal with the helmet and your lightsaber) or Darth Maul or Chewbacca or... you get the idea.

Even if you were to opt for one of the more human characters in the saga, you'd better leave your weaponry in the car, because it won't be allowed in.

Does this suck? Absolutely. But due to our recent history with movie theater shootings, it's a step that movie theaters feel they need to make for the safety of their patrons. You really can't fault them for acting in such a manner, but it is a damn shame that we've gotten to the point where this has had to become the norm.

You might want to check with the theater of your choosing for your THE FORCE AWAKENS showtime. They may have rules, too, that you'd want to know about ahead of time before you get all decked out, only to be told you must disassemble all your effort upon arrival.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits theaters on December 18.

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Source: Cinemark

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5:30AM on 10/27/2015
Lets see we are trying to run a profitable business, so allowing people to disguise themselves then freely walk in and cause mayhem, yah not a good business model. If you want to geek out go to ComicCon. Or have your own full costume screening a day after the premiere as you know it will be up on torrent by then.
Lets see we are trying to run a profitable business, so allowing people to disguise themselves then freely walk in and cause mayhem, yah not a good business model. If you want to geek out go to ComicCon. Or have your own full costume screening a day after the premiere as you know it will be up on torrent by then.
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4:59AM on 10/27/2015
Yeah. Let's control the costumes so you can look the guy in the eye who is going to shoot you with his totally uncontrolled weapons. Gun stupid country
Yeah. Let's control the costumes so you can look the guy in the eye who is going to shoot you with his totally uncontrolled weapons. Gun stupid country
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9:30PM on 10/26/2015
Makes sense; better to be safe than sorry. I mean, even if the fans were to wear a Star Wars t shirt would be showing their admiration for the series (that's what I do when it comes to comic book films).
Makes sense; better to be safe than sorry. I mean, even if the fans were to wear a Star Wars t shirt would be showing their admiration for the series (that's what I do when it comes to comic book films).
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7:03PM on 10/26/2015
If a Star Wars fan feels its an injustice not being able to wear his or her full costume to a movie theater that person has bigger issues to deal with.
If a Star Wars fan feels its an injustice not being able to wear his or her full costume to a movie theater that person has bigger issues to deal with.
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4:38PM on 10/26/2015
No complaining from me. I'm excited to see everyone celebrating and I'm sure there will be people partying on the parking lots in their gear. I want to feel as safe as possible and these are good steps.
No complaining from me. I'm excited to see everyone celebrating and I'm sure there will be people partying on the parking lots in their gear. I want to feel as safe as possible and these are good steps.
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3:51PM on 10/26/2015

AMC Theaters is no different...

Here is their Costume Policy for the Episode 7...

Costume Policy:
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. In short, bring your lightsaber, turn it off during the movie, and leave the blaster and Darth Vader mask at home.
Here is their Costume Policy for the Episode 7...

Costume Policy:
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. In short, bring your lightsaber, turn it off during the movie, and leave the blaster and Darth Vader mask at home.
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3:50PM on 10/26/2015

because of the shootings....

....I'd avoid the theater until it's been out for a least a week. i really really hope we don't hear of some psycho shooting up theater on opening night.
....I'd avoid the theater until it's been out for a least a week. i really really hope we don't hear of some psycho shooting up theater on opening night.
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4:39PM on 10/26/2015
You should avoid life all together too since shootings can happen anywhere at any time.
You should avoid life all together too since shootings can happen anywhere at any time.
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