Tickets go on sale for December bow of "Avatar"
James Cameron pic hits theaters Dec. 18
By Carl DiOrio
James Cameron`s "Avatar" won`t reach movie theaters for almost four months, but tickets for the much-hyped sci-fi actioner are already on sale.
Touted as a potentially watershed release — displaying the creative possibilities both of 3D cinema and motion-capture production techniques — "Avatar" is scheduled for a global bow on Dec. 18. Cameron`s Lightstorm Entertainment is co-producing with distributor Fox, which has been stoking exhibitors` appetite for the release through screenings of extended clip reels from the film.
On Friday, the studio staged public screenings of a special 16-minute "Avatar" trailer at 100 Imax theaters. Now, AMC has decided to sell tickets to the movie`s opening-day midnight performances.
Online ticketers MovieTickets.com and Fandango on Friday began ringing up sales of "Avatar" performances at more than 75 AMC locations, most of them Imax 3D venues.
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