In what might just me the most earth shattering news of the decade my mole inside the dark, velvety, luscious walls of Arclight has just handed me this bit of information:
THE STAR WARS NERDS IN LINE AT GRAUMANS HAVE BOUGHT TICKETS TO THE FIRST SHOWING OF EPISODE III ‘REVENGE OF THE SITH’ AT THE CINERAMADOME!!!
Holy mother of christ! Do you know what this means? Do you??
Well if you don’t, I’m not going to tell you, but I will tell you this – they got half the damn theater. The rest of the seats will go on sale to the general public online and at the box offices later on. Maybe this afternoon. The page keeps changing on their site so there’s some behind the scenes work going on with it for sure.
Rumor has it the Star Wars Nerds have employed a team of 900 asian children with laptops to keep hitting refresh on the site and the second tickets go on sale they have orders to buy out the rest of the seats. My sources say they are being paid one bowl of rice that they will all share for this work.
The good news is that with the linnerupers focusing all their attention on The Dome, Wil, Jessica, the rest of blogging.la and I should have no trouble getting seats in one of the other, way-nicer theaters at Arclight proper.
But what does this mean about the line that is still sitting outside of Graumans? It’s a Sham. A fake. A Fugazi. If they already have tickets at Arclight, does that means they lost their faith that they could make it happen at Graumans? I I swear to baby jesus that not 2 hours ago Wil and I were talking about how we really truly hoped something worked out for them, but now this? If the Star Wars Nerds waiting in line outside Graumans don’t even think the movie is going to be showing at Graumans anymore then I don’t know what to believe. The whole world has gone mad.
UPDATE: The details of the buy have been posted on the Liningup Messageboard and they got 450 tickets for about $5000 (don’t know if that’s an exact figure)which is $2000 more than they paid for the 300 Episode 2 tickets at Graumans Chinese when that came out. Here’s a graphic of The Dome and what seats they got, the brown sections are lineruppers. The remaining blue areas sold out in 10 minutes, or so I’ve been told.
UPDATE 2: It also looks like not all the waitinginliners were in agreement over these tickets and some of them are flat out refusing to go to the Arclight and will go to the Vista instead. Arclight seems to be weilding the power of the One Ring and is splitting up the once solid line just like the Fellowship.