How to survive if you’ve got tickets to the first midnight screenings of this year’s biggest film

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is now within touching distance as its April 25 release date looms ever-closer into view.

At the very start of this week, alongside a new trailer, tickets went on sale for the latest addition to the MCU, with many midnight screenings of the film filling up almost instantly.

But for many, the experience of a midnight screening maybe something new. So, we’ve prepared a little survival guide for those booked in for a midnight screening of Avengers: Endgame.

First things first

If you haven’t already, book your tickets! As this is arguably the most-anticipated film of the year, it’s bound to sell out quickly.

If you’re lucky, your local cinema may have several screenings scheduled, otherwise, you may have missed out by now.

But if you have failed to get tickets this week, keep an eye out as more midnight screenings may well be added to cater for the high demand.

Laying the groundwork

The runtime for Avengers: Endgame has been confirmed at 3hrs2mins. That’s not a short film by any stretch of the imagination.

As a result, it’ll be at least 3am before the film comes to an end, that’s only if the movie starts at midnight on the dot, and you don’t want to fall asleep mid-way through, do you?

Therefore, if your schedule allows, it may be worth training your sleeping pattern prior to the screening.

It doesn’t have to be anything major but trying to keep yourself awake until 3 or 4am the night before and subsequently getting up late should give yourself the best possible chance of making it to the end of the film without dozing off. 

On the night

Obviously, you want to enjoy the film as much as possible and one of the best ways to help with that is snacks. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get stocked up on sweets and popcorn before the film as it’s gonna get busy.

On top of that, and this may sound like an obvious suggestion, but watch how much you drink before the film.

You don’t want to be rushing for the toilet mid-way through so be sure to use the facilities before the film as well if you get chance.

During the film

If you haven’t quite had the luxurious lie-in on the morning of the screening, then some caffeine might stave off those heavy eye-lids as the film goes on.

If not, then plenty of sugary sweets will almost certainly keep you ticking over until the credits roll.

Of course, it’s worth remembering that you’ll be joined by hundreds of other fans, desperate to see if the Avengers can finally defeat Thanos, so obviously keep off your phone and don’t go talking all the way through the film.

Other than that, enjoy yourself! Must-see cinematic events such as Avengers: Endgame don’t come around all that often, so make the most of it!

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