Date: 24th March 2005

Cinemas set for Star Wars tickets stampede

Tickets for the eagerly awaited final Star Wars instalment go on sale at one minute past midnight on Thursday, March 24, at Odeon cinemas across the UK.

The cinema chain is doubling its call centre staff to cope with the expected huge demand.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith opens across the UK on May 19.

The UK premiere takes place at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London, on Monday, May 16.

Odeon is doubling its call centre staff to meet the expected public demand.

Revenge of the Sith sees the clone wars nearly at an end after three years of fighting, and marks the downfall of Anakin Skywalker as he turns to the dark side.

Kate MacFarlane of Odeon Cinemas said: "Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith is a hugely anticipated film, especially as it's the very last in such an iconic series. We've already received hundreds of emails from fans asking when tickets go on sale, so it's shaping up to be essential viewing for all film fans."

Source: Press Release