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Tickets go on sale for December bow of "Avatar"

By August 27, 2009March 24th, 2020Newswires

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 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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