Star Wars sheet direct crashes cinema websites

Star Wars: The Force Awakens posterImage copyright

Image caption

A new print for a film was expelled over a weekend

Huge direct for tickets to a initial screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has put a aria on cinema websites.

Odeon and Picturehouse pronounced their sites were affected, with Picturehouse observant it had seen “unprecedented” demand.

Some people took to Twitter to protest about sites crashing.

However a Vue orator pronounced it had sole 10,000 tickets in 90 minutes, adding “our business continue to squeeze online with ease”.

The new film, that hits cinema screens on 17 December, is one of a many expected titles of a year.

It reunites stars from a strange trilogy of films including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Advance tickets went on sale this morning, though a volume of people perplexing to buy them was too high for website servers to cope.

‘Massive traffic’

Picturehouse orator Gabriel Swartland said: “We’re operative on it, we’ve had an rare direct for tickets.”

He pronounced a final pretension to means such a swell in direct was a screening of a Barbican’s prolongation of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

“We’ve had point bookings in a thousands,” he said. “On a and side we already have sell outs. We design it to ease down after in a day.”

An Odeon orator said: “We’re saying large trade to a website this morning as guest book forward for Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“We knew this morning would be really bustling and did as most as we could to prepare. Thousands of guest have already successfully bought their tickets.

“There have been some engagement delays in a initial peak, though a website is now returning to normal speed.”

Ailsa Scott said on Twitter: “Is ‘I’m sorry, we was perplexing to book Star Wars tickets though a Odeon site kept crashing’ a current forgive for being late for work?”

Joel Tennant added: “The Force is not clever with a Odeon website today. Took Yoda’s recommendation too literally they did; bucket or do not, there is no try.”