Jackson sneak peek screenings sell out in 2 hours
screenings to the music documentary "Michael Jackson: This Is It" sold
out within two hours early Sunday as fans who began lining up three
days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows.
Hundreds of avid Michael Jackson fans had lined up starting Thursday for the opportunity to purchase tickets for the special showings of
Michael Jackson’s "This Is It" at the Regal Cinemas LA Live on October
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, they got what they were
waiting for, as they purchased their tickets to the early screenings of
Regal Cinemas LA Live will be the only screening location in the
country offering the advance shows and commemorative tickets. "This Is
It" will begin its limited, two-week run at movie theaters nationwide
on October 28th.
The winding queue for tickets to the first public screenings of the documentary opened Thursday in the courtyard outside the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live
complex in downtown Los Angeles. The film features a behind-the-scenes
look at Jackson preparing for the series of London shows he was
rehearsing for before he died June 25.
The first 500 fans in line
had been promised commemorative lenticular tickets designed by Jackson
for the London concerts at the O2 Arena, another reason fans were
motivated to wait in line for over 48 hours.
A total of 3,000 movie tickets were available for the early Oct. 27
shows at L.A. Live’s new Regal Cinemas Stadium 14, marking the movie
theater’s grand opening.
The Sony Pictures film, crafted from hundred hours of rehearsal
footage, is directed by longtime Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega, the
"High School Musical" director who had been working with Jackson on the
"This Is It" concerts. The movie will feature Jackson rehearsing a
number of his songs for the show as well as interviews with his friends
Directed by longtime Jackson collaborator
Kenny Ortega, "This Is It" draws on hundreds of hours of footage as
Jackson prepared for a series of London concerts for which he was
rehearsing before his death on June 25.