Since premiering at the fall-festival triad of Venice, Toronto and Telluride — the latter where two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks interrupted his own Sully Q&A to praise Damien Chazelle’s original Hollywood musical — La La Land has been considered an awards-season lock in several categories. Finally, moviegoers will get the chance to see it on December 9 when the Lionsgate/Summit movie begins its rollout in New York and L.A. Presale tickets for the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical went on sale today at Fandango and other online movie retailers.
La La Land was voted as one of the holiday season’s 10 most-anticipated movies in a Fandango filmgoer survey. Those purchasing tickets on Fandango will receive a free gift with their purchase: an iTunes download of the pic’s ballad, “City of Stars,” performed by Gosling and Stone.
La La Land will open at LA’s ArcLight Hollywood and Cinerama Dome, the Landmark and AMC Century City and New York’s AMC Lincoln Square and Regal Union Square before gradually expanding throughout the month.
Fandango created this location map of the various sites where La La Land was shot (the pic’s signature dance number in the Hollywood Hills isn’t that far from where Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply was shot). The online ticket retailer also produced the video below about movies shot in L.A.