‘American Idol’ premiere screening in Chicago Jan. 14

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Local “American Idol” fans are in luck: The 13th season of Fox’s singing competition is putting on a premiere screening in Chicago Jan. 14.

The screening will be uplinked via television satellite from Royce Hall at UCLA to theaters in several cities around the country. It will be followed by a live Q&A with “Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr., along with host Ryan Seacrest.

The free screening in Chicago will be at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois. Fans who want to attend should RSVP at www.idolrsvp.com. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the live Q&A at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.

The new season of “Idol” kicks off with a two-night, four-hour premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 on WFLD-Channel 32.

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