The "American Idol" TV show, debuting its 12th season in a two-part premiere Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 on FOX, is hosting a preview screening and Q&A one week early at movie theaters across the country, including the AMC Hoffman 22 in Alexandria.
The sneak peek is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m., and immediately afterward, at 8:30 p.m., the Idol judges — Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson — will beam in via satellite to answer fans' questions about the show in a Q&A hosted by the show's host, Ryan Seacrest.
Audiences in movie theaters across the country will be watching the sneak-peek of the premiere. In addition to AMC Hoffman, theaters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Boston, Nashville, Atlanta and Houston are also slated to participate.
Questions for the judges and contestants may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #Idol. Fans watching the LIVE Q&A at the satellite venues also will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.
For access to the event, the public must RSVP. RSVPs are accepted on a first- come, first-serve basis. Those attending the event must bring photo I.D. to be admitted and are allowed to bring one guest.