AMC Removes ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Warning Over Silent Scene

The theater chain posted the sign that assured moviegoers the soundless moment was intentional

Last Updated: December 28, 2017 @ 6:53 PM

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” you might not want to read on.

AMC Theaters removed a sign that warned moviegoers that the sound would intentionally cut out for a brief moment in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Originally, the theater chain posted the sign in order to assure attendees that there was nothing wrong with the movie projection and that the 10 seconds of silence wasn’t a technical glitch.

Now, the theater chain decided to reverse course and pulled the warning after it left fans confused and slightly bewildered. The moment of silence comes at a critical juncture in the movie’s plot nearly two hours into the sci-fi hit.

“The sign was up at two of AMC’s 660 locations. It was removed last week before the media coverage began,” a statement issued by AMC said.

“Please note: ‘The Last Jedi’ contains a sequence at approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes into the movie in which ALL sound stops for about 10 full seconds,” the sign read. “While the images continue to play on the screen you will hear nothing. This is intentionally done by the director for a creative effect.”

The theater chain apparently had been fielding complaints from moviegoers who thought that the sound system had gone out during the key scene, which occurs when Rebel Alliance leader Holdo (played by Laura Dern) decides to crash her ship into a First Order destroyer — and sacrifice herself in the process.

“The Last Jedi” has pulled in more than $420 million domestically at the box office so far.