After months of anticipation, tickets for Avengers: Endgame, the final installment in the Avengers franchise, went on sale early Tuesday morning. And no movie theater appeared prepared for the army of fans invading ticket websites and apps. Getting tickets to the final Avengers film proved more difficult than snagging tickets to a concert for a huge pop star. Or theriot grrrl band .
Multiple Daily Dot staffers tried to obtain tickets for shows in different cities, including Austin, Texas, and New York City, with difficulty. The website and app for Alamo Drafthouse, which offers assigned seating, themed menus, and pre-shows, crashed early in the morning. When trying to select an available showtime, users received an error message or a spinning wheel. At other sites, like Fandango, fans experienced long wait times.
(The Alamo site crashed but you can purchase Alamo tickets at Fandango.)
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) April 2, 2019
marvel fans that have been put on a waitlist for avengers endgame tickets: pic.twitter.com/kZvo89ZqYt
— mila (@voiidmarvel) April 2, 2019
Everyone trying to get #AvengersEndgame tickets crashed the Alamo Drafthouse site
— Nerdling Wants To Go To The Playoffs (@nerdlingstale) April 2, 2019
Trying to get tickets for Avengers: Endgame is a nightmare. I picked my seats and put in my card info and everything only for the site to crash when I hit ‘process order.’ Is it too much to ask for fandango not to crash after waiting in your long queue?
I must now wait again.
— FruityMcSwirl (@MrMcSwirl) April 2, 2019
Sites in the U.K. were also affected.
Avengers: Endgame appears to have simultaneously crashed Cineworld, Odeon and Vue’s websites https://t.co/ElqQSzbek5
— Bristol Live (@BristolLive) April 2, 2019
Avengers tickets go on sale, 5 mins later Cineworld and Odeon websites crash….