Lightroom: How do I send a raw file directly to Camera Raw in Photoshop?

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This is both a Question and an Idea.
I prefer ACR in Photoshop over ACR in LR because the PS version of ACR has a filmstrip. It makes it so much easier to see edits before committing to them especially when you edit a group of images that will be stitched or blended. My problem is in LR, when I click edit in PS, the image bypasses Photoshop ACR. It's not the same as a smart object and that is not an alternative because it also lacks the filmstrip feature. The only work around I have found is to start directly in PS and use FileMy question is, Is there a plug-in or a way to enable me to push images from LR directly to PS ACR?
My idea is, if there is no such functionality, there should be. I had these abilities is CS6 but they are gone from CC and I miss them terribly.
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Select your raw file in Lightroom and invoke Edit In...>Open as Smart Object in Photoshop...  In Photoshop, double click the Smart Object Layer and Camera Raw will open. 
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As the OP already said, that won’t work if you want to create a panorama of HDR in ACR.
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It will work in other cases. 
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The OP wants the filmstrip in ACR. Exporting as smart object will not work for that because you need to open multiple raw images all at once in ACR.
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If you are doing a few photos this way, create an Export preset that uses "File Settings=Original" and a sub folder. Have this preset also load Windows Explorer (or Mac Finder) at the end. When the file explorer window opens, select all the RAW images and then right-click to open in PS. As they are RAW, PS will open ACR for them!
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I don’t understand your remark about the film strip. Lightroom has a filmstrip too...