**Update: Since the initial story was posted, Northridge Cinema on Hilton Head has begun accepting pre-sales online. Showtimes: Dec. 15: 7pm, 9:50pm, 3D: 8pm; Dec. 16: 10am, 11:30am, 2:25pm, 3:50pm, 5:20pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm, 3D: 12:55pm, 9:45pm.**
It may not be in theaters for another month but tickets are already moving for the latest film installment in the Star Wars universe.
Tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went on sale at 12:01 a.m. Monday. So if you want to be part of opening night, you better act fast.
As of Monday afternoon, according to multiple online movie ticket retailers, the only Beaufort County movie theater currently offering advance tickets for the film is Cinemark Bluffton (106 Buckwalter Parkway). John Snodgrass, general manager of Hilton Head’s Northridge Cinema 10, e-mailed The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette to say his theater plans to offer advance tickets soon.
Showtimes for Cinemark Bluffton:
Dec. 15: 7pm, 10:30pm, 3D: 8pm, 11:05pm
Dec. 16: 9:15am, 10:20am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:50pm, 7pm, 9:10pm, 3D: 11:25am, 1:35pm, 3:45pm, 5:55pm, 8:05pm, 10:15pm
Advance tickets are also available at muiltiple movie theaters in the Savannah area.
The film, which has a running time of 133 minutes, follows the story of a group of rebels as they try to steal plans for the Death Star. The film is a direct lead-in to 1977’s original Star Wars: A New Hope that launched the franchise.