Chattanooga Now 'The Last Jedi' opening at Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater

Chattanooga Now 'The Last Jedi' opening at Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater

Special screenings start with Cantina Nights events

February 14th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Rey (Daisy Ridley), left, confronts long-exiled Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at his monastery-like retreat. (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

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Finn (John Boyega), left, engages in a brutal duel with Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) aboard a ruined starship. (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Finn (John Boyega), left, engages in a brutal...

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In a move sure to delight fans on both sides of The Force, "The Last Jedi" will debut on Chattanooga's largest screen Friday, Feb. 16.

The newest film in the Star Wars saga will be shown in 3D daily at 7 p.m. on the Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater's screen through April 12.

Viewers can soak in the film's Academy Award-nominated score, sound and visual effects via the theater's laser-projection system. Like "The Force Awakens" before it, "The Last Jedi" features scenes specifically shot using Imax cameras.

"The Last Jedi" continues the tale of heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she seeks guidance from Luke Skywalker, the storied Jedi Knight who long since retreated into self-imposed exile. Meanwhile, after a disastrous rout, the last remnants of the Resistance fleet are limping just out of reach of pursuing First Order forces and the unbridled power of their leaders, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Circus).

The Imax will host "Star Wars Cantina Nights" on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, to launch the film's giant-screen debut.

Guests attending "The Last Jedi" on those nights will be able to meet and snap photos with members of local costumers dressed as characters from a galaxy far, far away. In addition to regular concessions, a cash bar will be open with beer, wine and a signature Star Wars cocktail.

"The Last Jedi" is a feature-length film rated PG-13 and a run time of two hours, 32 minutes.

Tickets are $15.95 adults, $12.95 for ages 3-12. Imax Club pass-holders can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $4. Purchase tickets at the Imax box office, 201 Chestnut St.

For more information: tnaqua.org/imax/star-wars-the-last-jedi.