In the 40 years since the original Star Wars debuted, projection technology has drastically changed, allowing for the highest quality picture and sound, in addition to the incorporation of 3D elements. According to Fandango's page for The Last Jedi, the upcoming sequel will be screened in a traditional 35mm format in addition to an IMAX format that forgoes the 3D feature.
Tickets are not yet on sale for The Last Jedi, but Fandango allows you to select seeing the film in 35mm, Digital 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. Most theaters screen the film in a digital format comparable to a 35mm presentation, but without the use of actual film.
These releases mirror the presentations of The Force Awakens, with that film also having 70mm options in select regions. Only one 35mm of The Force Awakens was reportedly screened to accommodate the Vista theater in Los Angeles.
Most releases that hit IMAX-sized screens default to a 3D option, which The Last Jedi looks like it will be able to avoid.
No announcement has come out regarding the official date tickets for the film will go on sale, but many different clues point towards the tickets being made available on October 9.
One clue came from Mark Hamill who responded to a fan asking him about when we could see a new trailer, with the actor casually saying the fan should tune in to Monday Night Football on October 9 for "no reason in particular." The actor then deleted the tweet and tried to say he was joking about the trailer and steer the conversation back towards football.
If a new trailer were to drop on October
The Last Jedi premieres in theaters December 15.