American Idol to premiere in theaters nationwide on January 9

Credit: Michael Becker/FOX

Credit: Michael Becker/FOX

Sure, you can always make popcorn at home, but the fine folks at American Idol are hoping you’ll want to watch the premiere a big bucket of buttery goodness in select AMC theaters nationwide on Wednesday, January 9. The advanced screening of the twelfth season premiere will be followed by a live Q&A via satellite with Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban that will stream live on and

The event promotes interactivity, as fans can submit questions for the stars now via the American Idol Facebook page ( and via Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Questions may also be submitted on the day of the event via Twitter using #Idol. In addition, fans watching the LIVE Q&A stream at the satellite venues will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel live.

This premiere event is FREE to all! But there’s a catch: You have to RSVP for a spot, and seating is first-come, first-served. So click here, find your location on the map, and reserve yourself a seat ASAP. Your butt will thank you.

Full details via FOX Press Release:

Eastern Time:

Event begins at 7:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

NEW YORK: AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
PHILADELPHIA: AMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
BOSTON: AMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
WASHINGTON, D.C.: AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
ATLANTA: AMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
DETROIT: AMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Central Time:

Event begins at 6:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 5:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

CHICAGO: AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611
DALLAS: AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
HOUSTON: AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063

Pacific Time:

Event begins at 4:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 5:30 PM. Doors open at 3:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

LOS ANGELES: Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Don’t forget to RSVP at this link! Reserve your spot today!

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