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"Star Wars" teaser trailer to bow this Friday

Fans may only have to wait until this holiday weekend to get their first glimpse of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Regal Cinemas posted a notice on their website Monday that the teaser trailer to the J.J. Abrams film will debut at nine theatres in the U.S. on Friday.

It also listed the nine locations:

Irvine, Calif: Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
San Diego, Calif.: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Atlanta, Ga.: Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Chicago, Ill.: Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
New York, N.Y.: Regal Union Square Stadium 14
Warrington, Pa.: Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
Knoxville, Tenn.: Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
Houston, Texas: Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
Seattle, Wash.: Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

Then, the information disappeared.

Shortly afterwards, the Regal Cinemas Twitter account sent these two messages.

The theatre chain's website currently says, "Check back soon for a list of participating Regal Cinemas locations!!!" [The three exclamation marks are sic.]

So will the trailer debut Friday, and if so, where? Stay tuned.

Some Imperial agents must have gotten hold of the Regal Cinemas Twitter account, as both tweets above have been deleted from their stream.

However, a new tweet has appeared from director J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot:

UPDATE EPISODE II: Cinemark Theatres has now gotten in on the act ...

... as did AMC Theatres:

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