The live-action Spider-Man films are headed to theaters starting April 15 but it's going to be a fight for tickets

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /

For many, particularly millennials and our Gen Z siblings, the live-action Spider-Man movies were staples of our childhoods and have been must-see films well into our adulthood. It's not simply that we were the children that Marvel raised, these movies helped shape our understanding of heroes on the big screen and our expectations for universe defining adventures.

So, of course, when it was announced that Sony would be re-releasing all 8 live-action movies back into theaters starting April 15, folks (myself included!) started rushing to make plans. The catch, which hopefully changes once Sony Pictures sees the demand for tickets, is that the three iterations of Peter Parker have laid claim to Mondays at the theaters. But, from what I'm seeing, a good portion of the select theaters where the films will be available only have one time slot, sometime between 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. depending on the location.

That means if you can't get off work or that window simply doesn't work for you (or your family, the first film came out in 2002, some people have kids they want to take now), you're fresh out of luck. Same goes for if tickets sell out for that timeslot. This should be a communal moment for Spidey fans of all ages and yet it's kind of giving exclusive event and that's disappointing.

The Spider-man films are coming back to theaters to celebrate Columbia Pictures 100th anniversary. Re-releases have been the name of the game for awhile now for moviegoers. In some cases, that's because legendary studios like Columbia and Disney are celebrating milestones. Last year, in honor of their 100th anniversary, Disney re-released a string of their iconic films but their schedule included a range of dates which freed fans up to make ticket purchases that worked for their households.

I'm not sure why Sony Pictures has not only chosen to make the films available exclusively on Mondays but also primarily only during one time of the day but, again, I hope they rethink that strategy. We need more timeslots to be made available, and more theaters to be showing the films to be honest, not only because some fans want see all 8 movies across this run but also because tickets for fan favorites are going to go fast. Looking at you, The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Hopefully, in the coming days and weeks, we'll have more options. I'd advise checking back with sites like Fandango to see if more timeslots, theaters, and/or locations have been added. Personally, I did that and lucked out, so I will be seeing The Amazing Spider-Man after all! Here's the release schedule for the movies.

  • April 15: Spider-Man
  • April 22: Spider-Man 2
  • April 29: Spider-Man 3
  • May 6: The Amazing Spider-Man
  • May 13: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • May 20: Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • May 27: Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • June 3: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more news and coverage. With exception to Spider-Man: No Way Home, the live-action films are available to stream on Disney+ if you want to marathon the movies in the comfort of your home.