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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters 1 to 2 days earlier in Europe

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The official U.K. branch of the Star Wars page on Facebook has confirmed that the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the United Kingdom has been brought forward a day.

In a post that appears to have confused a number of fans, they did this by announcing that today, Sept. 8, is 100 days away from the premiere.

The Force Awakens will be released in the UK on December 17th. The 100 day countdown starts today!

Posted by Star Wars on Monday, September 7, 2015

But, as the account assured numerous commenters, they hadn't counted wrong: The Force Awakens will open in theaters a day earlier than previously announced, which would put midnight screening preparations on Wednesday, Dec. 16. But before you let your dark emotions get the better of you where England is concerned, you should hear about France.

Because of a rule that new movies come out on Wednesdays, France will be getting The Force Awakens a day before England, with midnight screenings on Dec. 15, reports The Telegraph. So if you want to see the first new Star Wars trilogy in sixteen years, you might need to buy a plane ticket. At the very least, you should keep an eye out for spoilers in the third week of December.