The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is only a few weeks away from release, but anyone looking to see the colorful sequel early is in luck, since it will be screening at certain theaters two weeks in advance of its official release.
On this Saturday, January 26, 500 theaters across North America will have the film available to watch before its official premiere next month. The advance screening is a part of WB's "Awesome Week" event, though exact details beyond the screening are currently undisclosed. You can buy tickets at online outlets and participating theaters.
The LEGO Movie 2's early screenings are the latest in a new trend for high-profile releases. Late last year, Aquaman and Bumblebee both had similar early screenings that helped build positive buzz for the two well-received, commercially successful films.
For The LEGO Movie 2, this is only the latest novel marketing tactic to promote the film's release. To help audiences catch up, The Lego Movie was briefly available to watch in its entirety on YouTube.
The LEGO Movie 2 is the fourth installment in the toy-sized film franchise. In between the first film in 2014 and the sequel, WB Animation released The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie in 2017. This sequel will be directed by Monsters vs. Aliens director Mike Mitchell, taking over duties from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
In theaters Feb. 8, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Tiffany Haddish, Maya Rudolph and Stephanie Beatriz.