OK, who would have guessed that in the very small group of people who are willing to line up months in advance of a movie to get tickets, in front of a theater where the movie isn’t going to be playing, there would be room for cliques and infighting between the popular super nerds and the unpopular super nerds? I wouldn’t. And I would have been wrong. A post in this thread by “certified instigator” has just confirmed the existence of said infighting. Read on…
“No one is talking about leaving the line. The popular clique has flat out refused to be open minded about where we see the movie as a group. They insist that no matter what we – as a group – decide they will not see it it at the Arclight.
They make it very clear here on the boards and in line. That splitting up the group is better than seeing the movie at a theater the popular clique doesn’t like.
Many people I’ve spoken to are willing to see it at a theater they don’t prefer in order to keep the group together. But they are less popular and way less vocal.”
OK, so some waiters in line want to keep the line together no matter what theater it’s shown at, and other linesters don’t give a crap about the line and only care what theater they see it at – and this is shaking the foundation of the line to it’s core. TO IT’S CORE!
What will happen next? Will the entire line move to a different theater? Will the line break up and spread to different theaters? What if there’s already a line at the theater they go to? Will they have a street fight to determine who gets to be first? Please?
UPDATE: Blogging.la has obtained this photo that is apparently of a rival line already forming at Arclight:
While we can’t confirm the exact number of people in line there it does appear from this highly detailed and accurate photo to be considerably more people than are already in line at the Chinese. This is a shocker for sure. More news soon.