Demand for Star Wars Movie Tickets Crashes Servers
Huge demand for tickets to the first screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has put a strain on cinema websites. Odeon and Picturehouse in the UK said their sites were affected, with Picturehouse saying it had seen “unprecedented” demand. However a Vue spokesman said it had sold 10,000 tickets in 90 minutes, adding “our customers continue to purchase online with ease”.
Picturehouse spokesman Gabriel Swartland said: “We’re working on it, we’ve had an unprecedented demand for tickets.”
“We knew this morning would be very busy and did as much as we could to prepare. Thousands of guests have already successfully bought their tickets. There have been some booking delays in the initial peak, but our website is now returning to normal speed.”
Phone calls and emails to Fandango.com in the USA have not been returned.
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