Tickets Now On Sale for Opening Weekend Showings of 'Star Wars VII'

As announced at the end of the new trailer debuted on TV tonight, tickets are now on sale for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Check your local cinema's website for more info, and don't forget there are special seven-movie marathons happening at a good selection of movie theater chains around the country. Midnight and slightly earlier evening shows begin at 7PM on Thursday, December 17th, before the opening on Friday, December 18th coming up in two months. The only bad news - by the time anyone reads this, most of those shows have already been sold out nationwide. Nonetheless, you can still try and find some open seats in any theaters - it's playing almost everywhere. "The Force - it's calling to you…"

If you want to get in on opening weekend, you better book tickets for this now. Some theatres have reserved seats, others have regular tickets but will sell out very fast. The Alamo Drafthouse has a special package deal with a collectible pint glass (!), and other places have special offers and collectibles, too. Exact info on the marathon event isn't available yet, but it will likely culminate in the grand finale of a 7PM showing of The Force Awakens. Which will you choose? You can find tickets at these links: Fandango, IMAX, Regal or + Alamo Drafthouse or AMC. Let us know what you get! May the Force be with you.

Here's a photo from the Fandango app saying "Don't Get Sold Out!" Holy crap! Plus a fun tweet about breaking the internet after the ticket launch caused all the websites to go down. Good luck ticket hunting!

Star Wars

That time #TheForceAwakens broke the internet.

— Dustin Sandoval (@DustinMSandoval) October 20, 2015

Star Wars - The Force Awakens

The ticket servers for all the ticket websites were crashing at around 8/8:30PM ET when the tickets first went on sale. The actual trailer didn't debut until more than an hour later, but now that it's out everyone knows about the tickets and they're going fast. We're expecting this to be a huge, sold out opening globally.

Watch the latest official trailer for Star Wars - The Force Awakens here, just revealed today in addition to the tickets. The Drafthouse has their own website at to find tickets near you.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, with Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow lined up to direct. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th.