Monday, February 04, 2008
So last Thursday me and my sweetie stand in the cold for TWO HOURS to see a screening at the AMC on 34th & 8th for the new movie Spiderwick Chronicles. We were invited by New York Comic Con for pre-registering, or something. The invite said, "first come, first served."
So we are standing there in the blistering cold, and then somebody finally comes out and says:
"All college students who registered in Facebook, come in first."
All these people are let in ahead of us. Then,
"Everybody with the blue tickets, come in."
"Uhhhh...we screwed up, there is no more room. Sorry. Goodbye."
We're talking like at least a hundred people sent home.
Part of the possible reason?
We were told that the organizers might have wanted to let in the more desirable, younger demographics first.
But, all the good they did with the free screening was undone by the hundred or so people who had their night ruined and were freezing.
We were put on some hastily concocted, wrinkled mailing list for future screenings. People were pissed, though.
"I want free tickets to get in NOW," one angry person on the line said. "F**k Spiderwick. I wanna see Rambo."