Disney has done a mostly excellent job of avoiding any and all spoilers ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday, meaning that we're all set to be blown away by what the movie has to offer. However, it's everyone for themselves after the 7PM premieres on Thursday night. The internet being a cruel place, it won't take long for spoilers to hit your favorite sites. But the stakes are still extremely high for anyone waiting outside after the first showing ends. That's everyone in line and even the theater workers minding their own business.
Reddit users hypedwookie13 wrote a brief PSA yesterday saying that theater staff are barred from watching early screenings of the film, putting them in the same tough position as everyone camping out for a midnight show:
Disney sent us an email stating that we can't do an employee screening for The Force Awakens, and that if we show the movie before 7 p.m. on the 17th, they will pull the movie entirely. Please remember that most workers are fans of Star Wars and can't wait to see it either, but may not have yet had the chance. Don't spoil it! Not only that, but there will be a ton of people waiting in line outside the exits. Let's be courteous!
Look. Judging from the fever pitch of excitement that's been building for weeks now, it's easy to imagine a scenario where you and your friends will want to chat about all the things you've learned about Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, and Han. We get it. But just remember that every fan wants to have a great time that night. So do them a favor and wait until you're in the car before you start sharing spoilers.
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