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Sony’s E3 press conference returns to movie theaters in 2017 (update)

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Get your tickets now, if you can

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Sony will once again livestream its E3 press briefing in movie theaters, the company announced yesterday.

This will be the fourth year that Sony has encouraged PlayStation fans to gather in their local movie theaters to watch the company’s E3 press conference live. The event, known as PlayStation E3 Experience 2017, will be broadcast in more than 85 venues across the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

You can see the full list on the PlayStation Blog. There’s at least one location for the event in every state but four: Mississippi, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Vermont. North of the border, the event will take place in five major Canadian cities: Calgary, Alberta; Montreal; Toronto; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Vancouver, British Columbia (or rather, its suburb of Burnaby). Information about locations in Latin America is forthcoming, although it appears the event will only be available in Brazil there.

Tickets to PlayStation E3 Experience 2017 are free, and went on sale today at 10 a.m. PT at Gofobo. People have been having a lot of trouble loading the website thus far, so there’s a good chance that tickets are still available in your area. You must be at least 17 years old to attend a screening — after all, Sony will be showing footage of M-rated games — and you’ll need to present photo ID to prove your age at the theater.

Sony’s E3 2017 press conference will begin at 6 p.m. PT on Monday, June 12, although the theater event is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m.

Update (May 31): Sony has acknowledged the problems with the Gofobo site, saying in an update to Monday’s PlayStation Blog post that it is “looking into issues users are having getting tickets to this year’s E3 Experience.” Ticket availability will now go live later today, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, the company announced on Twitter.

“As of this morning there are still plenty of tickets remaining at each theater,” said Sony.

Sony also said today that individual theaters will admit people on a first-come, first-served basis if there are any spots available after they’ve seated all ticketed attendees.