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Fortnite’s movie theater will show a scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Risky Reels brings you an exclusive on Dec. 14

Promotional picture featuring an Imperial Stormtrooper in front of a movie poster announcing the exclusive premiere of a scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Fortnite on Dec. 14, 2019. Epic Games
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Fortnite’s in-game drive-in theater, Risky Reels, will show a scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker next weekend, Dec. 14, six days before the space-opera blockbuster opens in theaters worldwide.

In-game theater posters are already advertising the screening, which begins at 1:30 p.m. EST next Saturday. The actual clip will be shown at 2 p.m., Epic Games and Disney are giving players 30 minutes to get to the theater and take a seat. Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams is expected to make an appearance, too.

Earlier this week, dataminers uncovered evidence of a special event, codenamed Galileo, taking place at the drive-in. Risky Reels has been a popular landing spot for Fortnite players, featuring rows of rusted-out cars staring at a blank movie screen. Most players should know where to find it, but if you don’t, it’s in located in the far northeast of Fortnite Battle Royale’s map.

Risky Reels has hosted other promotional collaborations before, including for Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet last year. Last month, Epic added a Stormtrooper skin to Fortnite’s premium wardrobe.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on Dec. 20, and will close out a narrative arc spanning four decades and nine films.