Star Wars Line: The options

The Star Wars Nerds on Liningup.net are weighing out options and have a few plans in place. Well, at least one of them does. Message board member “Obi Geewhyen” suggests:

Plan B – Keep the Line at the Chinese. Buy reserved seats at the Dome. Stay at the Chinese Line till a few hours before the movie, and make a grand march down Hollywood Boulevard, and down Vine Street to the theater where you can stroll in and take your assigned seat.

Plan C – Keep the Line at the Chinese as long as possible, but see the movie at the Vista. At some reasonable point necessary to be first in line at the new venue, move the Line to the Vista.

Plan D – Move the Line to the Vista. If that’s going to be the theater where LUn is seeing the movie, then perhaps that’s where the Line should be.

Plan E – Move the Line to the Dome. If management there will allow it, and that’s where LUn is seeing the movie, perhaps that’s where the Line should be. Reserved seating is only one fictional step away from keeping our usual Chinese Line together beyond ticket day, and only two fictional steps away from having the Line-Up altogether (since, um, it was always possible get a great opening show seat at the Chinese by showing up the morning of show day anyway).

Plan F – Disbanding the Line, or spliting into several groups to run little linelettes on Plans B, C, D and E.

Meanwile Michael P has some some suggestions of his own. From these comments he offers up 10 Reasons you should move to the Arclight:

10. The Episode 3 is playing at the Arclight, not Grauman’s Chinese.
9. Hot chicks go to the Arclight
8. Caramel Corn!
7. You won’t trip over the stupid holes in sidewalk like around here.
6. People will stop telling you to ‘Get a life.’
5. Natalie Portman goes to the movies at the Arclight.
4. You’re that much closer to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
3. You can play the ‘Count the Hipster’ game.
2. The Episode 3 is playing at the Arclight, not Grauman’s Chinese.
1. The Trekkies are laughing at you.

And, while all these people were making their lists Michael B and I decided to go over to the line in person and say “Hi!” I’ll be posting some photos and video in the next post – stay tuned.

(previous Star Wars Line posts: here, here ,and here)

4 Replies to “Star Wars Line: The options”

  1. Driving past the Arclight tonight I saw a truck unloading a passel of red velvet rope lines and thought how sad, all those Star Wars fans lined up at the Mann’s Chinese with their line rules and wierd self-righteousness are just going to be surpassed by new, younger, cooler lining-up people who will head to the theatre where the film will actually play. But I suppose being supplanted by someone younger, prettier and cooler is a classic Hollywood story.

  2. Why thanks Mack. May have to throw some bucks at that one.

    As for the younger, cooler lining-up set… yeah, I doubt that. We’re all nerds after all. And the problem with the Arclight is that with reserved seats and Internet buys, there is no need to line up – which means that the opening-night crowd will not necessarily be the crazy diehards that create such an awesome buzz.

    That’s the reason why we don’t like the Arclight.

  3. ” with the Arclight is that with reserved seats and Internet buys”

    And secret backroom ticket deals.

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