Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher sneaking into a theater just to watch the Star Wars: A New Hope trailer is absolutely perfect.
First, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire snuck into a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home on opening weekend, and they were both so excited to see the movie and fans’ reactions to their epic returns as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Here’s a picture of Andrew, Tobey, and Jon after they watched Spider-Man: No Way Home:
Michael B. Jordan snuck into a bunch of showings when Black Panther came out in 2018. In fact, it helped him “relax” and realize that people were loving the movie and his performance as a villain.
Hugh Jackman wanted to experience The Greatest Showman alongside a bunch of fans, so he snuck into a sing-along screening back in 2018.
Here’s a video of Hugh singing at the screening and eventually waving to fans:
Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd tried to go unnoticed while attending a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, but people immediately recognized Carrie.
And in 1977, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher snuck into a movie just to watch the first trailer for Star Wars: A New Hope that played before it, and they started loudly laughing in the theater.
Tom Felton bought a ticket and watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with a live orchestra at a theater in Vancouver in 2017.
Here’s a selfie with Tom — wearing all of his Slytherin gear — and his The Flash costar Jesse L. Martin at the screening:
Jack Quaid, who plays Richie in the new Scream movie, went to see the film just to see people’s reactions to this wild “requel.”
Here’s a pic Jack snapped while sitting in the theater:
And Mason Gooding, who plays Chad in the new Scream, said he was planning on pulling “an Andrew Garfield and watch y’all watch Scream in theaters.”
Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo snuck into a screening of the massive film on opening night at a theater in Los Angeles.
Here’s a video Joe Russo captured when he and Anthony snuck into a theater:
And even though MJ doesn’t appear in Avengers: Endgame, Zendaya did go to a theater and discreetly watched the movie.
Here’s the photo of Zendaya right after leaving an Avengers: Endgame showing:
In the Heights director Jon M. Chu went to several screenings of the film to see audiences’ reactions to it, and he was not disappointed.
Here’s a video Jon captured of the entire theater dancing during “96,000.”
And Gregory Diaz IV, who starred as Sonny in In the Heights, slipped into a screening alongside Jon M. Chu and did his moment from the “96,000” pool scene in the back row while audiences watched in front of him.
Here’s the perfect video of Gregory dancing in the back row:
Lewis Tan, who starred as Cole Young in 2021’s Mortal Kombat, loved seeing fans’ reactions so much when he snuck into a theater “to feel the energy and it was booming.”
Here’s Lewis tweeting his excitement about seeing the movie with fans:
Spike Lee snuck into a screening of BlacKkKlansman in 2018 just because he wanted to see the audience’s real reaction to the end of the film.
And finally, Kumail Nanjiani said his parents were actually going to showings of The Big Sick and afterward explaining to random moviegoers that it was their son in the movie.
We can’t fit everyone into one post, so what other actors and/or directors do you know snuck into movie theaters to watch their own movies? Tell us in the comments below!