A couple of days after tickets went on sale for Avengers: Endgame I have now booked my ticket. I have decided not to attend a midnight screening – largely because Endgame is a three-hour movie – and have instead opted to watch the film during the early hours of the morning.
As Endgame is released in the UK on Thursday 25th April, holding back a few hours until the morning (9:40am) means I can watch the movie relatively spoiler-free – I hope. The film doesn’t hit US screens until the 26th, and as long as I avoid the internet for a few hours I should be able to bypass any rogue status updates/spoilerific posts.
To be fair, last summer I waited a couple of days after release before I went to see Infinity War and I successfully avoided spoilers. Everyone seemed to enter into a gentlemen’s agreement not to ruin the movie for other people, so I expect the same rules will apply this time around too.
Even so… I’m not taking any chances. On the morning of the 25th, I will not be loading up any social media accounts.
I will of course be posting about the movie once I’ve watched it, but all posts will be clearly signposted with spoiler warnings (IN BIG LETTERS) and I will not be looking to ruin anyone’s enjoyment of this movie. Endgame is a big deal for you, me and most movie fans – and I can’t wait to see it.
Incidentally, while last year my local cinema held screenings of Infinity War every hour, this time around Vue Printworks in Manchester is showing the film with even more frequency – sometimes with only five minutes between each screening!
Check it out…
The first screenings begin at 11:35pm on the 24th (i.e. a midnight screening once the trailers are out of the way) and then from there it’s every five or ten minutes until 1am.
The screenings then switch to every hour until 8am when they become more frequent again. There’s also a choice between 2D, 3D, and IMAX.
In total, Vue has 79 screenings across the course of the first day!
Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for the next 21 days to pass.
This is going to be a long wait.