Local Theater Showing Middle-of-the-Night Star Wars Screening; Beware Jedi Zombies

The AMC Loews Lincoln Square at 68th and Broadway is one of the few theaters in the country that will open its doors in the wee hours of the morning on Friday to give Star Wars junkies their early fix of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest in the never-ending saga of Luke and his cousins and his cousins’ cousins, etc.

The 1:50 a.m. and 5:10 a.m. screenings are only for the iMax 3D version, which will cost an adult a cool $26.29 and a child $23.29 (anyone taking a child to a 2 a.m. movie should be met there by protective services).

Last we checked there were still tickets available, mostly in the back, where you can fall asleep to the sound of Ewoks (do they still have those?).

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    1. Howard Freeman says:

      There is indeed something special about a late night showing. I remember a July 4th 12 midnight showing of independence day at the Ziegfeld the year it came out, and another time I went to a 2 AM or 3 AM showing of avatar in the middle of a blizzard on opening night. This is what keeps cinema alive – it’s an event and a shared experience.

    2. UWSHebrew says:

      Movie was unbearably stupid for the first half, second half was ok, but huge plot holes. Disney has destroyed Star Wars, as I grew up on the ’77 – ’83 and they way the continued the Skywalker story was awful. All my fave sci-fi movies were huge let downs this year: Aliens, Blade Runner, and this.

      • Independent says:

        Disney has destroyed Star Wars,

        Disney has ruined Disney.

        Like so many other once-great and wholesome iconic entities, Disney has not only declined and deteriorated but, under the influence of the prevailing zeitgeist, became a promoter and purveyor of dissolution and degeneracy.

        (As depraved and predatory as Harvey Weinstein’s private behavior may have been, the maximum number of people that could have been actually affected by it is, relative to the population-at-large, vanishingly small. Many of the films and television shows that he produced for public consumption, however, were corrosive to some of the very foundations of society.)

        I suspect that if Walt were to come back today, he might think better of that whole cryogenic preservation idea…

    3. J Porkins says:

      A 5:10 AM showing of Last Jedi is a great way to start your day before School or work. I highly recommend it!!