Who’s ready to finally see Toy Story 4 in theaters? I know I am – more than ready! And the wait is almost over, because yesterday, tickets went on sale! There are several options for seeing the film on opening night, so let’s break ’em down…
‘Toy Story 4’ Movie Marathon
This is the biggie. This is all four movies, shown back-to-back on June 20, culminating with the earliest showing of Toy Story 4 you can get. It’s being offered by AMC Theaters – and reportedly by Cinemark and Regal theaters as well, although I’ve only found actual times and theaters listed on the AMC site so far.
The marathon is what I chose to go to, for several reasons. For one, I never got to see Toy Story 2 in theaters, so this is my chance to make up for that. And I’ll never pass up a chance to see the original and Toy Story 3 on the big screen again. It’s also a plus to get the earliest possible time for Toy Story 4 – in addition, the marathon comes with an exclusive Woody pin, a set of collectible character cards, and a special concessions offer. The quadruple-feature begins at my theater at 10 a.m., and tickets were $35 each (however, I don’t know if that time and price is consistent across all locations, so don’t hold me accountable if yours differs).
I will say this about the marathon – it seems to be pretty limited. It took me spending the better part of the afternoon on the phone and Twitter talking with AMC to find ONE theater offering it in my entire region. So, if this is something you want to do, search outside your hometown, as far as you’d be willing to drive. It’s going to take me an hour to get there, but it’s worth it. It’ll be so special to experience all these films in a theater full of serious fans, and I can’t wait!
‘Toy Story 4’ Opening Night Fan Event
If spending 7+ hours in a theater is too much for you, or you just want to see the new movie by itself, there is an early showing of Toy Story 4 being offered pretty widely, from what I could tell in my searches – I saw it available at AMC, Regal, and Cinemark locations. This fan event starts at 5 p.m. on June 20, and for this I’d imagine ticket prices would vary by theater, based on their typical rates. With this showing, you’ll also get the same collectible character cards that come with the marathon, as well as the special concession offer.
When I originally thought that there weren’t going to be any movie marathons in my area, this is the event I was planning on going to. It’ll still be something fun for fans who want to see the film as early as possible, and get a little something extra to show for it.
If you can’t make it to one of the special events, regular showings of Toy Story 4 start at 6 p.m. on June 20, and those tickets are now online everywhere! It’s going to be a great movie, no matter how you experience it, and I’m beyond excited that it’s finally almost here!
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