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Old March 24 2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Re: World Premiere for Into Darkness In London

Aike wrote: View Post
Does anyone know if it is possible to get tickets for the event? Usually, The Princeīs Trust arranges the gala premieres for Star Trek movies in the UK. But I havenīt seen any information on their web page.
If I'm remembering the Sydney 2009 premiere correctly, 1800 attendees at the Sydney Opera House 2000-strong gala event received free invitations. They were mainly carefully chosen local celebs with blogging and Twitter notoriety (ie. 900 double passes). The media called them "taste setters", ie. people the public tend to listen to. And it certainly worked. Several non-Trekkie "taste setters" I know blogged how much they'd enjoyed the movie, and that initial buzz stayed positive. (There was a separate media preview.)

The remaining 200 seats were put up for sale on the Sydney Opera House's website, and it caused a Monday morning Internet logjam. I stupidly tried for two tickets, even though I didn't know who I was planning to take. People who just tried for one were more quickly successful, as the system didn't have to attempt to find groups of seats together. It was all over in seconds!

A few hours after people got the automated "hung site" and "sold out" messages, a batch became available again, as some cards got declined and tickets were reoffered.

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