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See ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ a day early

The marquee of the El Capitain theatre promotes the soon-to-be-released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" November 12, 2015, in Hollywood, California. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is scheduled to premiere in Los Angeles on December 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Didn’t get opening day tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Check back on Fandango.

The initial frenzy for tickets to the Dec. 18 premiere crashed the site, which saw over seven times its normal traffic when they went on sale Oct. 19. Since then, people have been reselling them for hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and it seemed like seeing the movie on opening day wouldn’t be possible.

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But once theaters had an idea of the demand — eight times higher than The Hunger Games, which held the previous presale record — they began adding showtimes. Some of the new screening times are a bit out there, but depending on how badly you want to see the movie you could get in even earlier than those who got the first batch of tickets.

In NYC, swing by AMC Loews Lincoln Square, the city’s only true IMAX theater, before work on release day and see it at 6:30 a.m. If regular 3D is enough for you, there are still tickets to the 10:45 p.m. showing a day early on Dec. 17.

In fact, there are several early screenings with plenty of tickets available. You’ll not only be able to gloat here but avoid spoilers, since the film comes out in Britain a day before its official U.S premiere.

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