Marshall Movie Premiere: SOLD OUT

By: Doug Korstanje Email
By: Doug Korstanje Email

It took just 37 minutes for Marqee Cinemas to sell out the "We Are Marshall" movie for premiere night, despite some problems with the theater's computer system.

Computer problems made for some upset people Monday morning. The ticketing computer crashed after just one ticket was sold and it took about a half hour to get things running again.

But once the sales began, the tickets went very quickly. Some people were only buying a few, but others bought large blocks of tickets.

These tickets are for the December 12th showing that will happen the same evening as the premiere at the Keith Albee.

Some people were disappointed and walked away without ticket. But many got what they came for, and they're excited to be a part of premiere night.

"I got here at 4 o'clock and we sat in the car until about 6 o'clock," said Thelma Lefon of Proctorville, OH. "Then, we got out and they let us get in line early and we've had a good time. We've met a lot of good friends here... a lot of new friends."

The online system eventually got back up, too, and Marquee says some tickets were also sold over the internet. Marquee is now selling tickets for the December 22nd showing of the movie, and those tickets are already selling fast.

Most of the proceeds from those 25 dollar tickets will go to pay for scholarships at Marshall. Marqee Cinemas is donating all the money above the normal ticket price to the Marshall Foundation.

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