Paramount Pictures and Fandango Partner to Screen ‘Rocketman’ Two Weeks Ahead of Release Date


Paramount Pictures is partnering with Fandango Early Access to bring “Rocketman” to theaters two weeks ahead of its release. Fandango VIP members will have access to an early screening of the Elton John biopic May 18, just days ahead of its Cannes Film Festival premiere.

From the press release:

“We’re proud to team up with Paramount Pictures to host Early Access Screenings for ‘Rocketman,’” says Fandango President Paul Yanover. “Our first two Early Access Screenings generated great buzz for ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ and ‘Shazam!’ We think Fandango VIP members and fans will be delighted to have the opportunity to see this highly-anticipated Elton John musical fantasy two weeks before its release date.”

Theater chains participating in the early screening include AMC Theatres, Regal, Cinemark, Marcus Theatres, Arclight Cinemas/Pacific Theatres, Harkins Theatres, National Amusements, and many more. “Rocketman” will screen in 400 theaters across the country in a one-night spectacle. Fandango, the movie ticketing giant, has more early access events up its sleeve. The company recently held offered Early Access Screenings for DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in February. In March, they did the same with Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Shazam!” Members of its free-to-apply program will have the chance to see the musical biopic early.

“Rocketman” stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, and follows the musician to fame from his early years in England’s music and arts schools, all the way to his peak career reach. Dexter Fletcher directs the film with a screenplay written by Lee Hall. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Stephen Graham and Jamie Bell.

Tickets for the film’s May 31 release date are now on sale. “Rocketman” is slated to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month. It is produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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