October 09, 2003
For all of my fangirl screaming, I am not going to the massive LOTR trilogy showing (currently being billed as Trilogy Tuesday) on December 16. Why?
Because it's sold out, or as good as. In each of the four theatres in Michigan.
Tickets went on sale today. We got close. Very close. I called Southfield and found out they had 16 tickets left. Dawn called them five minutes later (she had the credit card to buy them over the phone) and they had two--which were sold just as she was trying to order them. I can't get a hold of Grand Rapids or Flint directly, but website information looks grim. Lansing is going by a wristband system. I called them just now. They have 455 tickets available. They've given out 300+ wristbands to date, and they'll start drawing numbers for the line at 6pm. With a limit of 4 tickets a person, that still means a lot of people are going to go home empty handed. Even I am not that much of a masochist.
I'm pissed at Peter Jackson right now. Why on earth would they make this such a limited thing? 100 theatres in the entire country? It would sell out in far, far more of them. I'm half-hoping that maybe they'll expand their list.
This really sucks. :(Posted by Lisa at October 9, 2003 03:02 PM