With more movies going on the route with early screenings to the public, it was only a matter of time before another high profile release received that treatment. Fandango is now teaming up with Paramount to do early screenings of the Elton John biopic, Rocketman.
The musical biopic that is set to release on May 31st is having nationwide screenings starting May 18th, two weeks before its initial release date. 400 theaters will be holding the screening from various chains including AMC, Regal, and Harkins to name a few.
It’ll be the third major Fandango pre-screening for a high profile blockbuster this year, previously with Shazam, How to Train Your Dragon 3, and The LEGO Movie 2 all having screenings weeks prior to release. Given that the stunt leads to some bonus box office revenue, it’s expected that these pre-screenings will do fairly well for the Elton John biopic.