Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Tickets Still Available In Many Cities


So you had some computer issues the night that tickets first went on sale for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Or you were working, or asleep, or whatever.

You’ve heard the horror stories about demand shutting down ticket-selling sites and read internet articles about tickets for 7 pm showings on December 17 going for ridiculous prices online. Because of that, you’ve given up hope of being one of the first people to see the new movie as soon as humanly possible.

Forbes says you should buck up, because tickets are still available to see The Force Awakens on opening night — and remember, that’s really the 17th, not the official release date of December 18, because that’s just how the movie industry operates now.

According to Forbes’ research, you can still find tickets in cities like New York, L.A., Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston, just to name a few. The site advises buying some ahead of time if you still want to be there on the first night, because even with theater chains showing it on as many screens as they can, it’s probably going to be sold out for walk-up buyers that first weekend.

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What could be harder to find is seats for IMAX showings the night of the 17th, but that’s a supply and demand issue since there just aren’t as many of those screens to go around. Our advice? Since you know you’re going to end up seeing The Force Awakens at least three times anyway, hit Fandango and see it any way possible on opening night, then wait a week or so and watch it in an IMAX theater when the initial hysteria has died down to semi-manageable levels. That just seems like a sound plan.