Tickets Now On Sale for Opening Weekend Showings of 'Star Wars VII'
by Alex Billington
October 19, 2015
As announced at the end of the new trailer debuted on TV tonight, tickets are now on sale for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Check your local cinema's website for more info, and don't forget there are special seven-movie marathons happening at a good selection of movie theater chains around the country. Midnight and slightly earlier evening shows begin at 7PM on Thursday, December 17th, before the opening on Friday, December 18th coming up in two months. The only bad news - by the time anyone reads this, most of those shows have already been sold out nationwide. Nonetheless, you can still try and find some open seats in any theaters - it's playing almost everywhere. "The Force - it's calling to you…"
If you want to get in on opening weekend, you better book tickets for this now. Some theatres have reserved seats, others have regular tickets but will sell out very fast. The Alamo Drafthouse has a special package deal with a collectible pint glass (!), and other places have special offers and collectibles, too. Exact info on the marathon event isn't available yet, but it will likely culminate in the grand finale of a 7PM showing of The Force Awakens. Which will you choose? You can find tickets at these links: Fandango, IMAX, Regal or MovieTickets.com + Alamo Drafthouse or AMC. Let us know what you get! May the Force be with you.
Here's a photo from the Fandango app saying "Don't Get Sold Out!" Holy crap! Plus a fun tweet about breaking the internet after the ticket launch caused all the websites to go down. Good luck ticket hunting!
— Dustin Sandoval (@DustinMSandoval) October 20, 2015
The ticket servers for all the ticket websites were crashing at around 8/8:30PM ET when the tickets first went on sale. The actual trailer didn't debut until more than an hour later, but now that it's out everyone knows about the tickets and they're going fast. We're expecting this to be a huge, sold out opening globally.
Watch the latest official trailer for Star Wars - The Force Awakens here, just revealed today in addition to the tickets. The Drafthouse has their own website at drafthouse.com/starwars to find tickets near you.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, with Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow lined up to direct. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Cool!! Jealous (kind of).
DAVIDPD on Oct 19, 2015
Jealous of no subtitles. Jealous of seeing it in an audience that appreciates the film's significance. Jealous of being able to see it opening night. Jealous of people who care about this film enough to cry from the last trailer.
DAVIDPD on Oct 20, 2015
Here in Belgium it opens on the 16th. Got my tickets. Unfortunately it's for 3D, but I've got my 2D glasses ready in case that sucks.
Snev De la Fontaine on Oct 21, 2015
This doesn't open Worldwide on the 17th?
TheOct8pus on Oct 20, 2015
Jeez....I should scalp tickets outside the theater....it's looking harder to get tickets for Star Wars than the Super Bowl, or World Cup final. Cray cray!!
TheOct8pus on Oct 20, 2015
Got my ticket. So excited!
Joker's hideout on Oct 20, 2015
As I figured, my local cinema is not part of Fandango or Alamo or AMC or other chain theaters. Meaning I sound be able to get my tickets since they start selling them a week prior to the release date here in my town. I'll still need to be quick on the mouse, but I still have two months to prepare lol
theslayer5150 on Oct 20, 2015
Got tickets for Sunday....2D of course
DarthJohnson on Oct 20, 2015
Got my tickets. Took 2.5 hours. Worth it.
Quanah on Oct 20, 2015
IG88ShotSecond on Oct 22, 2015
Looking forward to the movie event of the year. Make that the decade. George Vreeland Hill
George Vreeland Hill on Dec 12, 2015
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