Everything you need to know about buying Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets … – The Verge
Has Disney convinced you to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet? If so, you’re in luck, because we’ve learned just when you’ll be able to buy tickets: tomorrow.
They’ll be going on sale immediately following the premiere of aÂ new trailer during the Monday Night Football broadcast. Tomorrow’s on-sale includes tickets for theaters across the entire globe, but it wouldn’t be a massive franchise movie event if there weren’t a number of insane franchise screenings, and Star Wars has that covered on many fronts.
A marathon of the entire franchise
TheÂ Star Wars Marathon Event will let fans watch all six of the previously-released movies starting December 17th, followed by some of the first Force Awakens screenings on December 18th. Fans will get a special lanyard for the event (shiny!), which will included non-3D versions of the films in digital projection.
Different theaters are offering their own kinds of promotions. Regal will be running what it’s calling “Star Wars Saturdays”; every Saturday from December 19th to January 9th, the first 500 audience members at a given theater in IMAX will receive a special ticket with collectible art. (New art will come each week, so hurry-hurry-hurry!) AMC is doing something similar on Sundays, but it appears it will apply to all attendees and the gift is a Star Wars print from artist Dan Mumford.
The Alamo Drafthouse wins for coolest freebie
Cinemark is handing out some special Star Wars-branded 3D glasses for fans that attend the movie marathon event, or if they see the movie in the theater chain’s own “XD” large-screen format â€” or buy a particular soda/candy combo pack. I’m ranking these glasses pretty low on the FOMO Exclusivity Scaleâ„¢. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the Alamo Drafthouse that’s going to have the coolest tie-in of all: they’re giving away a Force Awakens pint glass from Mondo.
It all starts tomorrow, so make your choices and choose wisely. If you’re wondering if a theater near you is going to show the extended Star Wars marathon, there’s aÂ complete list of participating theaters right here.