The American Idol Screening Event was an event held FOX on January 9, 2013. 11 cities across the US had the exclusive opportunity to see the Season 12 premiere episode of American Idol for free one week prior to its debut on FOX. Immediately following, Ryan Seacrest and the judges had a nationwide, interactive Q&A which was lived streamed on www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com. Fans got the chance to send in questions they wanted to be answered via Twitter and Facebook.
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:
NEW YORK AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
PHILADELPHIA AMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
BOSTON AMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
WASH., D.C. AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
ATLANTA AMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
DETROIT AMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314
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 Street, Chicago, IL 60611
DALLAS AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas , TX 75225
HOUSTON AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063
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 Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Seating as Royce Hall and satellite venues is free. Fans who were successfully rsvp'd got added to the guest list. It was a first-come, first-served basis at each event even if you were on the guest list.