After nearly two years of anticipation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived in theaters worldwide, and millions of fans in the U.S. have packed theaters for Thursday night screenings.
There is nothing more exciting than sitting in a packed theater full of Star Wars fans on Thursday night before opening weekend – mainly due to the palpable anticipation for the trailers to be over, the Lucasfilm logo appearing onscreen and the iconic crawl ready for the audience to read as John Williams’ sweeping score transports viewers into the iconic galaxy.
Well, imagine having your first viewing experience of The Last Jedi to be unfortunately botched. During a screening at the AMC Burbank 16 in Burbank, CA, the audio for the film was out.
This unfortunate glitch led to the audience voicing their complaints to the theater staff, demanding that the film should be restarted with the audio fixed. They were then told that the theater would not restart the film due to the fact that it would throw off the schedule for subsequent showings, and fans were vocally angry:
Burbank 16- first 10 minutes of Jedi without dialog. They refused to restart the movie because it would throw off the schedule for the theater. Why not skip the 20 minutes of previews for the next screening then? Ruined it. Big let down. Almost started a riot. #yousuckamc
— Audrey Arrecis (@AudreyArrecis) December 15, 2017
@AMCTheatres we are all here at amc Burbank 16 starwars amc prime Dolby the 1st 10 minutes of the movie starts and no sound it is mob scene
— jason arrecis (@jason_extreme) December 15, 2017
The complaints became so massive that Burbank police were called to the theater in order to disperse the crowd before a potential riot could occur inside the theater.
Hopefully, theaters nationwide and beyond will look at this incident and double check on how the film runs in their theaters with no glitches.
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
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