Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Line Cinema Sucks


Everywhere you have turned for the past few months it seems like every company no matter how big or small was offering the chance to win, or purchase two tickets to the NY premiere of Sex And The City. I would rather get a paper cut on my eyeball than to go the premiere or see the film, but I understand the attraction for people and don't begrudge them as I would hope they would not begrudge me my 24 hour Hooper and Stroker Ace marathons.

Radio City Music Hall holds 6,000 people. Apparently New Line Cinema allowed that to be oversold by about 3,000 people. So 3,000 people who had traveled across the country or spent thousands and thousands of dollars on tickets hoping to see the sagging breasts of Kim Cattrall or the bad hair of Matthew Broderick were turned away at the door.

Although the tickets did say first come first serve, the tickets were not advertised that way when sold, given away or auctioned off for charity. They were advertised as two tickets to the NY premiere of Sex And The City. If I were a New Line attorney this morning I would be wondering just how many people out of the 3,000 people turned away will actually be suing and what their damages are.

The NY Daily News profiles one of the families in an article today, and they are in remarkably good spirits considering they spent about $16,000 in total on their Sex And The City experience, and then never got in.

Next time, maybe the executives could count how many seats there are actually are, and then give away the same number of seats. Any extras seats for no-shows? If you can't find a few hundred people outside the premiere who want to go, then you probably should have not filmed the movie.

10 comments:

lauramart said...

Where's Virginia, British Columbia? How the heck did they spend $16,000?

I'm guessing Victoria, B.C?

Anonymous said...

Sad that its always the fans that get the shaft.

weezy said...

It wasn't that the house was oversold-- someone decided not to open the mezzanine, which is where the kabillion seats are. So only the VIPs in the orchestra got in. Local sense is that New Line just wanted a huge mob for the ET/Access Hollywood photo ops. New Line is blaming RCMH for refusing to open the upper house; RCMH is blaming New Line.

RCMH is *immense*, people. There was room for those girls *and* their Louboutins. Some hoser at HBO and New Line decided the fans didn't matter.

jax said...

if NYDN cant get a city name right then i'm not sure how reliable they ever were. its VICTORIA morons. but an atlas for effs sake.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Would it have killed New Line to have a low-key second showing for the fans who couldn't get in?

Georgiana said...

it's hard to feel sorry for twits who spend $16,000.00 to go to a movie premiere.

jax said...

16 000 was for 4 people to fly from BC to NY and stay 6 nights not just for the movie.

Production Girl said...

Geez I wish I had $16k in my acct let alone to spend on a whim....sigh!


The whole thing is fucked up, to overbook or worse not open a section and leave people stranded is not right.

BrianLaesch.com said...

The jokes on these people. New Line Cinema and the people who planned the premiere won't be around in a few weeks! Hey-oh!

Guess what else? I used to work at New Line Cinema. No comment.

MR said...

I think SJP and the girls should make some type of offer to honor the experience these people paid out the ass for.

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