Odeon is Strong With the Force as Fans Rush to Snag First Tickets for “Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker”

8 "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" tickets were sold every 10 seconds on first day of release

Light-speed sales result in an average of 8 tickets being sold every 10 seconds as long-term fans race to see latest galactic adventures

London, UK ( October 25, 2019 ) -

As the final instalment of the Skywalker saga approaches with the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (19th December), ODEON – the UK and Ireland’s largest cinema chain – is readying itself for fans of the galaxy far far away. The latest adventures of Rey, Finn and BB8 have powered ODEON’s light-speed ticket sales.

The cinema chain saw an average of 8 tickets being sold every 10 seconds during the first day that tickets were available.

Amongst the most popular sessions are the midnight screenings taking place across the UK. Guests are also keen to choose the biggest and best of ODEON’s state-of-the-art screens including iSense, IMAX and Dolby Cinema which feature the best in cinema vision and sound for unrivalled viewing experiences. For those after a more premium experience, guests are ready to relax and recline in ultimate ODEON Luxe comfort.

Chris Bates, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland said: “We’re just as excited as our guests for the latest and final instalment of the Skywalker saga. ODEON has been with guests from the beginning of Star Wars storytelling and as always, we’re committed to ensuring that fans have the best experience possible.”

ODEON will add to the excitement for fans with a limited-edition combo featuring a collectable popcorn tin and a choice of 4 special Character cups with all designs exclusive to ODEON Cinemas Group. Guests can also take their pick of six different themed posters, receiving one with every Coke Zero purchase.

With a franchise spanning over 40 years, Star Wars has become one of the longest running and most iconic film series in history. With the first film arriving back in 1977, the long-awaited ninth episode, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” finally brings the Skywalker saga to a close. Fans are hopeful to see the Resistance back in full force after almost being wiped out in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and to discover if Rey really has turned to the dark side…

Tickets are available to pre-book now from the ODEON website or app: https://www.odeon.co.uk/films/star_wars_the_rise_of_skywalker/18357/

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at ODEON Cinemas – By Numbers

  • On average, 8 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” tickets are being sold every 10 seconds
  • During opening weekend, ODEON will be holding thousands of screenings across its 120 cinemas, giving as many fans as possible the chance to get a seat on opening weekend
  • First day of pre-sell tickets saw the most sales in the following regions:
  • London
    Greater London
    North UK
    South East
    (Clearly the UK’s ultimate Jedi Masters)

    About ODEON
    With more than 120 cinemas, over 950 screens and 87 years of cinema experience, ODEON is the leading cinema exhibitor across the UK & Ireland.

    ODEON prides itself in being the destination of choice for film lovers, with an ongoing commitment to investing in cutting edge technology and comfort which create the ultimate cinema experience – from luxury seats, to immersive IMAX and iSense screens with premium sight and sound, impeccable guest service and unique opportunities to watch screenings of 70mm prints at select sites.

    With more than 5,700 colleagues employed across the UK & Ireland, ODEON has once again been placed number 25 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For 2018 and named a Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2018.

    ODEON is part of ODEON Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator, which hosts over 115m guests each year in more than 360 cinemas across 13 European countries. In 2016, our Group was acquired by AMC Theatres, creating the largest movie exhibition company in the world with over 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens globally.