Cinema sites in Singapore stall and crash due to ridiculously high demand for Avengers: Endgame tickets

Photo: Avengers/Facebook
Photo: Avengers/Facebook

Today is the day. Advance tickets for the most highly-anticipated movie of the year went on sale this morning around 9:30am across all cinemas both online and over the counter. The film only opens on Apr 24, but already major chains like Shaw Theatres, Golden Village, Cathay Cineplexes, FilmGarde, and WE Cinemas have opened their platforms for bookings.

Unfortunately, they weren’t prepared enough. Or perhaps they underestimated the hordes that would come flocking to snap up coveted tickets for the blockbuster flick on the day of its release (y’know, to avoid spoilers and all.)

In any case, while some hardcore fans walked away gleefully with tickets in hand, others had to deal with disappointment as the cinema sites for the likes of Cathay and GV stalled, became unresponsive, and eventually crashed. Maybe Thanos made those disappear, too.

Even those who managed to get on the portal for Shaw were still stuck in the queue — on our (late) attempt after 11am, our number was a whopping 44,641. Guess all the office workers in Singapore have just been camping out on the site, ’cause no one’s left the line since.

Screengrab from Shaw Theatres website
Screengrab from Shaw Theatres website

Just as well. This could prep your patience for when you eventually watch the movie, which has a runtime of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

While you’re waiting, you might as well watch the trailer. Again.

Of course, scalpers have already emerged with sky high prices ranging from $50 for a ticket to $500 for a pair. But for the love of the Avengers, please don’t humor them.

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