We bet this didn’t happen for ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’.
Tickets for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ were so in demand that the IMAX website crashed for several hours.
Yesterday the advance box office for JJ Abrams’ sci-fi follow-up went on sale in the UK.
Soon afterwards, the BFI (via twitter) announced that the IMAX website was down due to “overwhelming demand” for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ tickets.
Due to overwhelming demand for Star Trek @bfi IMAX online booking iscurrently down. We're doing all we can to rectify. Do bear with us.— BFI (@BFI) April 9, 2013
The Odeon site also tweeted that they were having technical difficulties for the same reason.
We know you are really eager to book for #StarTrekIntoDarkness, we're currently experiencing some technical difficulties for BFI IMAX...— ODEON (@ODEONCinemas) April 9, 2013
IMAX cinemas have fallen foul of overeager film fans in the past. Last year Batman fans crashed the websites for IMAX cinemas in Sidney and Melbourne.