You might have seen that tickets for this year's spin on the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One, went on sale today. And in what will come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, they flew out the door.
According to info unveiled by Event Cinemas, around 8,000 Rogue One tickets were sold in Australia after only 10 minutes. They also added that 8 separate midnight sessions for Rogue One - although the exact locations of those sessions weren't specified - sold out by 8:30 AM AEDT.
Tickets were also available in person for sessions at Event Cinemas and IMAX Melbourne, although they sold out exceptionally fast. One user posted on the IMAX Melbourne Facebook group that their friend was eight in line just before tickets went on sale for IMAX Big League members, but that wasn't enough to guarantee them a ticket:
Ouch. Nonetheless, there will be plenty of Rogue One screenings at cinemas big and small next month. IMAX Melbourne is holding sessions around the clock for a few days after the December 15 midnight premiere. Event Cinemas in Sydney's George Street, meanwhile, is holding 29 separate viewings in 2D and 3D on December 15 and plenty in the following days.