While most people will have to wait until later this evening to purchase tickets for the next Star Wars movie, some lucky fans were able to snag theirs early due to a mistake from a theater company.
Showcase Cinemas, a chain of movie theaters based on the East Coast, allowed users of their mobile app to purchase tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead of the official on sale time after the trailer debuts this evening.
The company has since suspended ticket sales and there is no word if they will cancel and refund purchase or honor the customers who managed to get their orders through. They issued a comment to CNET saying they were looking into the issue.
Tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are likely to be a hot commodity once they go on sale this evening as many are expected to rush online to secure their seats for the movie. There are also some reports of websites crashing ahead of sales going live.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s newest trailer will debut this evening during Monday Night Football. It could provide the most details about the secretive new movie yet, as the first trailer was packed with stunning imagery as opposed to plot points. And though Lucasfilm followed that up with the release of a behind the scenes featurette, that didn’t contain many story hints either.
Much like when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was promoted before its release, Lucasfilm is another subsidiary of parent company Disney with ESPN’s flagship program of the National Football League. That film’s second trailer debuted during Monday Night Football as well around the same time, with a similar strategy of opening ticket sales shortly after.
Rian Johnson’s followup to The Force Awakens is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and is poised to shatter even more box office records when it debuts. Fans will get to learn more about Luke Skywalker and the mystery of his exile when Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts in theaters on December 15.