Are you ready to take-off on the ‘space-set fantasy rocket’ once again? Get your wallets ready to grab your premium seats! Disney announced sale of tickets for The Last Jedi, following the release of its latest trailer on ESPN during Monday Night Football. As it was earlier rumoured, the new trailer was to debut during the game, slotted between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, telecast at 5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET. Though the trailer was aired on Oct 9 Monday, the exact date stating when the tickets would go on sale was not announced. It was mentioned that they would follow the trailer’s release at halftime. The trailer is expected to be online immediately after it is aired on Television.
It is expected that the trailer will be the first glimpse of the film. In July, Disney had released a “behind-the scenes clip at its D23 Expo”. With the release date set as December 15, Lucasfilm announced that they will be hosting several events for the fan-following during the release of the film that would include eight film marathons of the series and some special freebies. The tickets are already on sale online.
The Last Jedi is a direct continuation to one of the highest grossing movies made in The Force Awakens and the hype is quite strong, the studio anticipates the same enthusiasm among general audience and not just dedicated fans of the series. When tickets went on sale for The Force Awakens, servers crashed and many movie theatre websites weren’t prepared for the onslaught of pre-orders they received. Here’s hoping they can handle the demand this time around. Considering that Disney could follow the same model as The Force Awakens, then it’s better to prepare yourself accordingly.
In some of the major Australian cinema chains, the tickets are buyable. Some of these include Hoyts, Event Cinemas, Dendy, Cineplex and Wallis Cinemas. Much information is available on the IMAX Melbourne Facebook page. IMAX will run sessions from December 15, every 3 hours stating from 6am to 11:58pm for general public to purchase the tickets. If you are in Australia, you can hold on to the tickets for almost two months from now.
Article by Rochita.