‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: When Fans Can Order Tickets
After more than 40 years, the Skywalker saga is drawing to a close. Yet, director J.J. Abrams promises to deliver a rousing finale with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. May the Force be with him, as he tries to unite the fandom still debating the merits of The Last Jedi.
With only two months until Abrams’ film hits theaters, fans now know when they can reserve their return trip to the beloved “galaxy far, far away.” Here are the details regarding The Rise of Skywalker‘s ticket sales.
‘Star Wars’ tickets go on sale Monday, October 21
This weekend, news officially broke that tickets for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would be available beginning on Monday, October 21. The film’s final trailer will air that night during ESPN’s Monday Night Football, with ticket sales to follow its halftime debut. Disney has an ownership stake in ESPN, making the Star Wars marketing move a clever bit of corporate synergy.
If The Rise of Skywalker proves to be as popular as other recent Disney blockbusters, fans will want to be vigilant. Just this year, Avengers: Endgame sales caused most ticketing sites to crash. The same occurred with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, meaning history is likely to repeat itself.
AMC Theatres’ ultimate ‘Star Wars’ experience
If a traditional theatrical experience isn’t enough, the most devoted Star Wars fans might be interested in something grander. To celebrate The Rise of Skywalker, AMC Theatres is offering a marathon of all nine episodes in the Skywalker saga. The catch? Viewers need to endure a 27-hour run-time.
However, fans resilient enough to watch a full day of wall-to-wall Star Wars will be rewarded. Marathon ticketholders will have the chance to see The Rise of Skywalker a bit early. The grand finale will begin airing at 5 p.m., roughly an hour before general audiences get to see it.
In addition, attendees will receive a commemorative pin and blanket as well as a special concession offer. Although it may not be ideal for everyone, AMC’s event does promise to be the ultimate Star Wars moviegoing experience.
The final curtain call for the Skywalker saga
The Rise of Skywalker has a lot to live up to. In addition to introducing new characters like Zorri Bliss, the film must provide a sense of closure for the Skywalker clan. After all, Anakin Skywalker’s legacy has carried through to his children and now his grandson, Ben Solo (Adam Driver).
How can Abrams and his team possibly conclude this epic tale? Decisions like the return of Emperor Palpatine prove that the saga is coming full circle. Still, we won’t know exactly what fate awaits Rey (Daisy Ridley) until that iconic theme blasts one more time.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.