How To See “Avatar” Footage Next Friday

As previously reported, next Friday is the day the first footage from the James Cameron-directed sci-fi feature “Avatar” hits the movie-going public at large. Seeing the best stuff from it however may be trickier than expected.

The trailer for the film will launch in theaters of all formats and online starting next Friday, the same day as the ‘one night only’ event which will include an early look at sixteen minutes of footage from the film in more than 100 Imax 3D theaters around the world.

Getting into that event though will be tricky depending upon your location. In the US for example according to The Los Angeles Times, tickets will be given away a first-come, first-served basis (limited to two per person) on the “Avatar” official site at noon US-PST Monday.

In other countries the procedure seems different. In Australia for example, theater chains Greater Union and Hoyts are doing competitions for the tickets. Tipsters from the UK indicate that the screenings are apparently invite only by the distributor.