Star Wars Day: ‘Solo’ Tickets Quietly Go On Sale, Unlike Previous Movies
If you’re hoping to get tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters on May 25, you better punch it. To commemorate Star Wars Day on this day, May 4 (“May the Fourth”), pre-sale tickets are now available for the next installment in the Star Wars anthology series. And if you think it’s a quiet pre-sale compared to previous films like The Last Jedi, you’re not wrong. One popular theater has told Inverse there is “less fanfare” than previous Star Wars movies.
On midnight on Friday, tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale in places like Fandango, Moviefone, and theater chains like AMC, Regal, and Alamo Drafthouse. Expectedly, Star Wars fans are scooping up tickets, but from a certain point of view, the hype seems muted compared to previous Star Wars releases where tickets went on sale with a lot more fanfaire instead of in the wee hours of the night.
Inverse made a quick call to the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and learned the first screening of Solo is already sold out for Friday, with the second show at “90 percent capacity.” The theater further expects Solo to do as well as 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So, it’s doing well, but the rep further told Inverse there is “less fanfare.” Still, the rep admitted he went to work “several hours early” because the theater knew it was gonna be “a big day.”
Anticipation for the pre-sales were a big deal for both 2015’s The Force Awakens and 2017’s The Last Jedi; for the latter film, which was released December 2017, buzz for the sale happened as early as July.
So, are people excited for Solo? They are! Just maybe not enough to buy up an entire theater, which one guy allegedly did by buying $2,180 worth in tickets to watch The Force Awakens all by himself. Hey, there may be smugglers and scoundrels in a galaxy far, far away, but don’t be a jerk.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25.