How & Where to Get Tickets for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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Here’s how and when to get advance tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Monday night. (Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm)

Tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are on sale NOW at some locations. The tickets were slated to go on sale after the new trailer was released tonight during Monday night football on ESPN. But some sites started releasing the tickets early, including Fandango at this link. Movietickets.com also has them on sale early here. Fandango’s entire website crashed shortly after starting to sell the tickets, but it’s back up for the moment.  Other sites such as Alamo Drafthouse and Cinemark may also have tickets available. The movie officially opens in U.S. theaters on December 18, but some of the tickets are for as early as December 17 at 7 pm.

Here’s what you need to know.


Tickets Were Supposed to Go On Sale Around 8:30 PM Eastern, But Some Sites Began Selling Them Earlier

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Advance tickets for The Force Awakens were scheduled to go on sale immediately after the newest trailer for the movie aired during ESPN’s Monday night football game. This was scheduled to happen during the halftime show. As Heavy reported here, however, there was a chance that tickets could go on sale earlier — which they did on some websites, including Fandango.com, according to The Verge. Fandango’s entire website crashed, but it’s back up and you can get the tickets here. Tickets also started to be sold early on Movietickets.com here.


You Can Buy Your Tickets Online, But Be Quick Because Fandango’s Site Has Already Crashed At Least Once

You can buy your tickets online at a number of locations. Tickets are already on sale at major movie ticket sites like Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com. At Fandango, for example, you can go directly to this link, enter your city and state or Zip code, and be taken to a choice of all the movie theaters in your area where you can buy tickets.

At MovieTickets.com, visit this direct link to purchase your Star Wars tickets. You can also visit the site’s Star Wars dedicated page here. If you’re not already a member of the site, sign up and log in early so you don’t have to spend time creating an account after the tickets are live. The website crashed briefly after tickets began going on sale, but it appears to be back online now.

If your local theater isn’t listed on Fandango or Movietickets.com, don’t panic. You can also go directly to the movie theater’s site where you plan on watching Star Wars and buy your ticket there instead. Imax, Regal Cinemas, and AMC have confirmed that they will be selling tickets online, Deadline reported.  Some people are reporting that they’ve already purchased tickets online from Alamo Drafthouse, Regal, and Cinemark before the trailer aired. Whichever site you choose, be quick about it as many websites are reporting crashes. In the UK, the same thing happened because so many people were trying to buy tickets at once. Some fans had to wait hours to get their tickets until the sites were back online, KMBC reported.


Tickets Will Be Available Everywhere Tickets Are Sold, But Check With Your Theater to Confirm

Disney announced that as soon as the trailer airs, tickets would be available everywhere that tickets are sold, CNN reported. Tickets were released early at some online locations, however. It’s likely that not only will you be able to reserve your tickets online, but you can also buy them in person at your local movie theater if you’re worried about sites crashing. Not every theater will be showing Star Wars, however. Call your movie theater first to confirm that they’ll be selling advance tickets.

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