As you know, I was very excited to catch the special midnight L.A. screening of Paranormal Activity. Well, I didn't get to see the movie because of the overwhelming 4,500 people that lined up. Needless to say, they were beyond capacity and apparently allowed way too many people (like me) to reserve seats.
Here is the annoying thing. This is the article from Bloody-Disgusting, who hosted the screeening:
They make it seem like it was an exclusive Bloody-Disgusting event, but it wasn't. The screening was open to everyone in the L.A. area and advertised with Twitter and Facebook. If I had known that and BD didn't make it sound like it was their thing only, then I would have arrived several hours earlier than I did. I drove 40 miles into LA (a city that I despise), arrived about 2 hours early, paid for parking, and was given a Paranormal Activity shirt as consolation.
So...I'm a little peeved by Paramount and BD for not really letting us know that we would have had to arrive 4 hours early to get in and probably 6 hours early to get a decent seat. I know they say they can't predict these things, but when that many people RSVP, you can add a note to your little e-mail reminder the night before. And another thing, over-reserving sucks...of course everyone was going to show up to a free screening advertised to all of Los Angeles.
All I can say is that I hope it gets a wide release and it most likely will. EPIC FAIL!