Likely the year’s most anticipated film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t see release for another 2+ months, but you can now buy tickets to the December 15 premiere of the film at CineStar, Cinema City, and Premiere Cinemas locations across the Czech Republic.
The Tuesday morning pre-sale – effective from October 10 at 10:00 (10/10 @10) – is intended to coincide with the release of the new trailer for the film, which debuted in the US (and worldwide, given the age we live in) last night during Monday Night Football.
Note that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has urged fans to avoid watching the latest trailer. You have been warned:
Presale tickets had yet to be confirmed in the US before the trailer debut, but it followed a similar pattern from the previous film in the series, The Force Awakens. After a new trailer was unveiled during Monday Night Football for that film, tickets to the premiere quickly sold out at over 1000 locations across the US.
In the Czech Republic, however, Cinema City locations confirmed the October 10 presale on Sunday, October 8.
Because films in the Czech Republic – and many other locations throughout Europe – premiere on Thursdays, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will actually premiere in the country a full day before it hits US cinemas, where new films open on Fridays.
In the Czech Republic, The Last Jedi will hold premiere screenings on the night of Wednesday, December 13, before going into wide release on Thursday, December 14.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows the events of 2015’s The Force Awakens, which ended with Daisy Ridley’s Rey finally tracking down an aged Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
Other returning characters include Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), C-3P0 (Anthony Daniels) and the lovable BB-8, and Leia (Carrie Fisher, in one of her final roles), with Rylo Ken (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Supreme Leader Snoke (a motion-capture Andy Serkis) as the villains.
New additions to The Last Jedi’s cast include characters played by Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Daisy Ridley, by the way, was in Prague earlier this summer shooting a new Shakespeare adaptation, Ophelia, for Australian director Claire McCarthy. Slated for release in 2018, Ophelia co-stars Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, and Tom Felton.