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Bad news for any budding Jedi out there: those showing up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenings at a certain theater chain won’t be able to bring their most prized possessions — lightsabers.
The ban on lightsabers was revealed by Cinemark via posters advertising the December release; in small print below information about pre-sale for The Force Awakens is the legend, “Star Wars costumes are welcome. However, no face coverings, face paint or simulated weapons (including lightsabers/blasters) will be allowed in the building.”
Fellow theater chain AMC will be enacting a similar, though more lenient, policy.
From The Hollywood Reporter: