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Official Info Solo: A Star Wars Story - May 25, 2018

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by TCF-1138 , Jan 30, 2017.

  1. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 New Films/Fan Films Manager & Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I have my tickets for Wednesday, May 23rd, 8:40pm. 2D of course.
    Tickets don't seem to be selling too well here; when I bought mine they had been out for a day, and only four seats were taken for that screening (excluding mine).
     
  2. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    See - that's cool. I'd go see the movie with that kind of fun attached.

    Which means, assuming they're telling the truth about their record-setting preorders, that there must be places that are just absolutely packed. I'd be genuinely curious to find out what's making some people flock to it in droves in some places, and not care less in others. This movie supposedly broke Black Panther's pre-sale record, and I was lucky enough to get tickets for that one right away, but when I wanted to see it again, I couldn't find an open showing for like two weeks. If this movie is doing better, why can I still find tickets to any showing so easily?
     
  3. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    ... word of mouth, and online reviews, I would say influenced theater-goers for Black Panther. Probably would be the same for "Solo". I don't deny the reports that there has been some major pre-order numbers, but I wouldn't be surprised if some theaters may have over-allocated some of the showings for pre-orders. More than likely, some of the showings for pre-orders would be filled up closer to opening weekend. I almost missed the date for pre-ordering tickets myself.
     
  4. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 New Films/Fan Films Manager & Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    It might have at least partially to do with how much the ticket release was advertised in advance in different locations. Here there was nothing. They didn't even post on the ticket website that the tickets would be available until the moment they were.
    A friend of mine - who is a pretty big Star Wars fan, but who avoids everything SW on the Internet for fear of being spoiled - didn't even know the film was coming out this month until I asked him if I should buy him a ticket as well. There seems to be very little advertisement in advance for Solo here. I imagine the tickets will sell pretty fast once posters start going up on bus stops - ususally about a week before release.
    Even Rogue One and The Last Jedi had plenty of tickets left by that time here (though not to this extent). TFA was sold out waaay earlier though, but that film was one of the most hyped of all time.
     
  5. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Interesting hypothesis - and come to think of it - I don't know that I've seen any Solo marketing here. I don't watch TV, but I haven't seen posters or anything else either.
     
  6. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've got my tix! I didn't see it advertised either, I only found out about it on Facebook...That AND I just assumed they would go availiable on the 4th...

    Going Saturday 5/26 in the afternoon. I bought them May 4 in the morning. Haven't checked back, but already by then a third of that showing was already full! I'm expecting Solo will go pretty hot here in the Denver area...

    I'm changing it up and going for 2D, not IMAX this time. I guess I'm just not in the mood to spend the $6-$7 more it would be over the $11 I'm already paying. With four kids now, I've become quite a stickler these days I guess...:p
     
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  7. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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  8. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, I am officially retreating here. Spoilers were thin on the ground for this one pretty much the whole way but it seems like the whole movie is out there now after the red carpet premiere. Have had two huge things spoiled for me (and neither thing was on a Star Wars board/site, so that particularly sucked), so I'll be limiting my internet time for the next week or so.
     
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  9. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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  10. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    An article in today's paper says the early viewers have very positive reactions. Still no details.
     
  11. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    yah premiere 2 weeks before we can see it basically means duck and hide. all I'm seeing are headlines, though, and even if they're good headlines I don't want nothing to do with it. Bailed on the Star Wars show about 2 eps ago, was going to do it earlier but I had to see the Ron Howard interview / Arrested Development voiceover.

    the fact we can still see the thread titles in the spoiler forums is very tragic and I may cry.
     
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  12. TheYodaPagoda

    TheYodaPagoda Jedi Master star 3

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    During this sort of 'season' I exclusively use a direct link into this particular forum. I don't even see the other pages. Out of sight, out of mind.
     
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  13. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I almost asked "what were they?" and then remembered where I was. [face_laugh] It's kinda liberating to not be interested in the movie - spoilers can't hurt me! Mwahahaha!
     
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  14. TheYodaPagoda

    TheYodaPagoda Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm just a sucker for this kinda stuff. Disney and Lucasfilm must love my money. Hey, at least we enjoyed The Last Jedi? [face_party]
     
  15. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    For sure - Last Jedi was my favorite, which I think makes it easier for me to pass on this one.
     
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  16. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    1 week
     
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  17. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    ...but, who's counting?
     
  18. TheYodaPagoda

    TheYodaPagoda Jedi Master star 3

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    *Raises hand*
    I can't say I have much to look forward to other than Star Wars. I said before, I'm a sucker for this kinda stuff.
     
  19. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    "3, sir."
     
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  21. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    I should be excited.. But i'm not … :(
     
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  22. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I damn well am, somehow manged to avoid pretty much any spoilers aside from some few headlines here and there.
     
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  23. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 New Films/Fan Films Manager & Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Warning! The Anthology (Released Films) forum is being reorganized right now, with the Solo threads from the Spoilers Allowed forum being moved there. So if you want to stay spoiler free, AVOID THE ANTHOLOGY FORUM UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM.
     
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  24. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 New Films/Fan Films Manager & Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The complete lack of promotion for Solo here is baffling. The film is out tomorrow, and I have yet to even see a poster anywhere.
     
  25. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    the movie theaters that I have been at have been promoting Solo with the standout cardboard setup with an empty seat next to Han, presumably for photo opportunities. So, the promotion has been there, but not aggressively, and I would chalk up the more subdued promotion to a packed Memorial Day weekend that would still have Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and possibly a few curious movie-goers for A Quiet Place or Disobedience.