FOX is planning “world premiere” screenings and Q&A sessions for the start of American Idol’s thirteenth cycle.
Events will be hosted across the country in the different timezones on January 14.
Here are the details from FOX:
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF “AMERICAN IDOL XIII”
FOR FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Live Interactive Q&A Directly Following Screening, Featuring
Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.,
Starting at 8:30 PM ET/ 5:30 PM PT
Fans Can RSVP to Attend Free Event in their Cities at www.idolrsvp.com
Submit Questions for LIVE Q&A Now via Twitter and Facebook using #AskIdol
The fun begins this January as fans in cities across the country are invited to attend an exclusive screening of the new season of AMERICAN IDOL XIII on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT/5:00 PM MT/4:00 PM PT. After the multi-city free screening, there will be an interactive Q&A, featuring iconic AMERICAN IDOL host Ryan Seacrest and superstar judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.
For IDOL fans at home, the Q&A will be available via a live stream on www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com. This highly anticipated screening event comes one day before the two-night season premiere of AMERICAN IDOL XIII on Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Originating from Royce Hall at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the premiere episode and LIVE Q&A will be uplinked via television satellite from Los Angeles to venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Charlotte and Nashville. Space is limited, so hopeful attendees should RSVP now by logging on to www.idolrsvp.com and submitting their names and contact information.
Upon conclusion of the free screening, Seacrest will moderate a nationwide interactive LIVE Q&A with the judges. Fans watching the LIVE Q&A at the satellite venues will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel. For those fans at home, they can submit questions in advance via the AMERICAN IDOL Facebook page (www.facebook.com/americanidol) and via Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Questions also may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #AskIdol. The interactive LIVE Q&A will appear in satellite venues, as well as streamed www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com, beginning at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.
The free premiere event will be held as noted below. Fans who would like an opportunity to attend in one of the cities may RSVP now at www.idolrsvp.com.
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:
ATLANTA AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30043
BOSTON AMC Framingham 16, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA 01701
CHARLOTTE AMC Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC 28027
DETROIT AMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314
NEW YORK AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
ORLANDO AMC Universal Cineplex 20, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
PHILADELPHIA AMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
TAMPA AMC The Regency 20, 2496 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511
WASH., D.C. AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
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 St., Chicago, IL 60611
DALLAS AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
HOUSTON AMC First Colony 24, 3301 Towne Center Blvd. S., Sugarland, TX 77479
MINNEAPOLIS AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344
NASHVILLE Theater location to be announced
ST. LOUIS AMC Chesterfield 14, 291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO 63107
Mountain Standard Time:
Event begins at 5:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 4:00 PM and all seating is free and first come, first served:
DENVER AMC Highlands Ranch 24, 103 W. Centennial Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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 Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095
PHOENIX AMC Ahwatukee 24, 4915 East Ray Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044
SACRAMENTO AMC Showplace Manteca 16, 848 Lifestyle St., Manteca, CA 95337
SEATTLE AMC Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
Seating at Royce Hall and at all satellite venues is free. Fans will receive an email notification if they have successfully RSVP’d for the event. Fans who have successfully RSVP’d will be added to the guest list and will receive a confirmation email. Please note that seating at the venues is not guaranteed. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis at each venue, even if you are on the guest list.
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive produced by Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.