Star Wars: The Force Awakens UK cinema tickets: Where to buy and how to see it first

Cinemas will be streaming the sequel around the clock

UK citizens will be among the first to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens (beaten only by France) in December, when it opens in cinemas on the 17th a day ahead of the US.

The most hyped movie in years, cinemas will be going all out to fit in as many screenings as possible with showings starting at midnight and in many cases taking up every single screen.

Tickets went on sale at 8am this morning (19 October) and here’s where you can grab them before they sell out:

The multiplexes:




The smaller chains (give them some love, the chairs are comfy and you can take booze into the screens):



This is set to be one of the, if not the, biggest openings in cinema history, given how beloved the franchise is and the fact that JJ Abrams’ sequel looks quite promising from the trailers.

"Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is set to be the family blockbuster of the year," a Vue spokesperson said. "We sold 10,000 tickets in the first 90 minutes of being on sale this morning – the biggest first hour of advance ticket sales seen so far this year. It would normally take a matter of weeks for advance sales to reach this level. Our customers continue to purchase online with ease and at the speed of light."


Two new teasers were released last night along with the official poster, with a new full-length trailer set to air during ESPN’s Monday Night Football in the US tonight.

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