Big Update: "New Moon" Premiere in Knoxville
Update 09/15/09: Official details for the "New Moon" premiere in Knoxville have been announced.
TL Daily has received new information regarding the "New Moon" premiere in Knoxville, TN. Here is the email we received from the Knoxville News Sentinal:
It appears that it could be as late as mid-September before the date of the premiere and the list of participating cast members will be released.
There probably will be some 100 to 200 tickets sold to the general public for the screening. (That number could increase if any of the sponsors return tickets to the organizers). They are expecting tens of thousands of fans to vie for these tickets, so it’s a very competitive situation. Although they have sold such tickets for previous premieres at the Pinnacle 18 box office, the demand for "New Moon" tickets has the premiere organizers searching for a more orderly means of distribution. (They want to avoid having thousands of fans camping out at the theater.) Although this is not confirmed, one possible means will be a drawing. In this scenario, fans would be able to register their names at a Knoxville Regal theater (either the Pinnacle 18 or perhaps any Regal theater in town) for about a week, perhaps in October. Regal/Variety would then draw names and sell the public tickets to those fans whose names were drawn.
More details on the distribution will be ironed out and released in August, though it will likely be some time after that announcement before they register names for a drawing and set the process in motion.
The organizers intend to keep the price of the public tickets limited to $100 or less per ticket.
Those who have been supporters of Variety over the years will have the option to buy some 400 additional tickets, and another 800 tickets will be available to sponsors. In all probability, those who have sponsored previous premieres will get first crack on sponsorship packages. For information on obtaining a sponsorship package, call Variety at 865-925-9906.
Meanwhile, we will update information as we get it on www.knoxville.com and in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Is this good or bad news? Will you be more or less likely to vie for tickets?