Top Tips for Buying Star Wars: Skywalker Rise Tickets Tonight
I can’t wait to see Star Wars: Skywalker Rise, but I am as excited about today as I am afraid today. Here’s why: Tickets for the latest movie in the epic Skywalker saga go on sale tonight, and it will be total chaos for the millions of fans looking for a premiere seat.
The circuit is the same as before. Tonight, during Monday Night Football, we’ll all get a brand new Rise of Skywalker trailer. At some point, shortly after or even shortly before this trailer, tickets will begin to go on sale for the first weekend of the film (December 20). Fandango will melt, as always. And you either won’t be able to access the site, or worse, you’ll end up in an online queue and be able to purchase a back row seat at your favorite theater only six days after the movie’s release. Ugh.
I’ve had pretty good luck buying tickets to absurdly popular films – Star Wars: The Last Jedi , Avengers: Endgame, etc. – and I have a few tricks to help you get your hands on a hot ticket that might help you. today around 8:00 pm ET when tickets officially go on sale (as I was told). There are no guarantees. Also, don’t sit in my seat.
Don’t use fandango if you can avoid it.
Nothing against Fandango; it is great service and i loved those singing paper bags or whatnot. However, this is also the default location where most people buy movie tickets online – I bet – and this site will be absolutely busted when Rise of Skywalker tickets go on sale. You can try this as a backup plan, but putting all your eggs in the Fandango basket can lead to some sadness (and a long wait in the virtual queue).
When in doubt, avoid the biggest chains
I know I know; Cinemark and AMC are where most people go to watch movies. However, if your area has a separate movie theater that’s just as good – amazing projectors, Dolby Atmos, a full nine yards – consider opening their website later today rather than on larger chains. I suspect you will be competing for tickets with a lot fewer people, unless your local option starts with Alamo and ends with Drafthouse. (If so, good luck.)
Bonus points if you can find (or organize) a more private movie viewing. If there is a charity event near you offering a private screening for extra money, or even if a huge group of crazy Star Wars fans are organizing something special, it might be worth taking this route instead of suffering to win a seat. on the first weekend of Cinemark.
Try apps too
While I’m probably still spending the night on Fandango-dot-com tonight, I’m also going to launch the Fandango apps (both Cinemark and AMC) just in case. While there is no guarantee that they won’t be as overwhelmed as the websites, I am fortunate enough to score tickets this way. Hopefully everyone who rushes to their web browsers will forget about the existence of ticketing applications.
Try third-party ticketing apps
I kind of teased this by mentioning Fandango, but there are even less popular apps and services (like Atom ) that you can use to buy tickets for the same movies at the same theaters. As before, these applications and services are less likely to be as numerous as the AMC, Cinemark, Fandango, and so on. D. When the time comes to sell on the “Star Wars” tickets. Like Han Solo, you’ll want all of your options to be available if or when your ticket-selling quest hits fans later this evening.
Don’t trust them just because everyone says, “Oh, tickets will go on sale as soon as the trailer ends,” or something like that. If I were you – and I’m going to do it myself – I would start checking my various applications, services and websites for ticketing throughout the day. Who knows; Cinemark can screw up and accidentally unblock ticket sales an hour earlier than you expected, saving you the hassle of queuing. (More importantly, you can get great seats for the time you need.) Don’t trust anyone. Check constantly.
Social media scanning
This is almost a matter of course, but I will follow the Facebook pages of my local cinemas – and generally check to see what people on Twitter are talking about buying tickets or even about / r / starwars . If you have at least ten minutes heads-up before the crowds are about to buy tickets, that might be enough to get you exactly the seats you’re looking for.
Try to go to the theater itself
If you head to the cinema where you plan to watch Star Wars: Skywalker: The Rise , you might be lucky to be able to take your seats without having to wait in line at all. I’ve never done this, so I can’t share the experience, but it might be worth going (or sending a friend) to see if you can avoid the mad rush. After all, it doesn’t feel like your local movie theater’s computers are clogged. Right?