March 20, 2017 – So what are you doing this coming Friday night? Sitting home alone, waiting for your friends to call? Dusting your old Star Wars figures? Washing your hair? Help is on the way.
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 24th, at 6:00 PM PDT/9:00 PM EDT. That’s when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will begin live-streaming across the United States for the first time into your home via Vudu. The online movie streaming service, owned by Walmart, allows you to rent individual movies or TV episodes. Vudu also boasts it has more HD movies than any online streaming site, and no subscription is required.
Join the Online Viewing Party & Compete for Prizes
On Friday evening, you can also join fellow Resistance Fighters (that’s “Rebels”, for you old-timers) with a simultaneous online viewing party. The #VuduViewingParty will allow you to interact with thousands of other fans.
To pre-order the digital movie for March 24th, click HERE. Note that you will need to create a Vudu account (if you don’t already have one) and the Rogue One streaming event is available only within the United States.
To sync your viewing experience with fans across the U.S. – and for Twitter commentary, fun facts and prize giveaways – follow these steps:
1. Pre-order Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Vudu (click HERE).
2. RSVP to the event at the Facebook page HERE.
3. On Friday 3/24/17, queue up the movie on your TV or other smart device and get ready to press play at exactly 6pm PT/9pm ET.
4. On a separate device or computer, log on to Twitter (click HERE) and follow along with @vudufans.
5. Remember to tweet using the hashtag #VUDUviewingparty and share your comments, questions, reactions, photos or YouTube clips!
6. Keep an eye out for trivia and prize announcements. Winners will be chosen at random and announced during the party.
What Prizes Are Being Offered?
To enter the Trivia Challenge and compete for prizes, enroll at the Facebook page HERE. You only need to answer 6 or more trivia questions correctly in order to be enrolled to win.
One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a 1:1 precision cast Darth Vader Helmet Prop Replica and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prize pack
One FIRST PLACE winner will receive a limited edition (only 500 made) Jyn Erso statue and a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prize pack
Five SECOND PLACE winners will receive Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prize packs.
The contest ends at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT on 3/24/17, so enter now. All winners will be announced during the #VUDUviewingparty on March 24th.
Other Viewing Formats
Target, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering retailer-exclusive editions. Similar to the rollout of The Force Awakens last year, Best Buy will be offering a SteelBook package; Target will release a five-disc set with a Blu-ray 3D and some additional bonus features; and Walmart will sell a three-disc set with a pair of Galactic Connexions trading discs.
See you Friday at the viewing party!