In a move that will make the blood of certain fans sing, Carmike Cinemas is now offering tickets to the midnight, Nov. 19, showings of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at 63 of the chain's 247 theaters, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The move might be part of a new trend to sell tickets to highly anticipated movies months in advance of their release, as is evidenced by what some experts are calling the "healthy" ticket sales of James Cameron's SF film Avatar, which opens on Dec. 18.
The advance tickets to New Moon can be ordered through the online site Fandango. The early screenings will take place at Carmike theaters in small-to-medium markets, such as Fort Wayne, Ind., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Des Moines, Iowa.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens in wide release on Nov. 20, 2009.