Welcome to the official thread for planning and discussing the Fort Worth area line for STAR WARS - Episode II - Attack of the Clones! Let me begin by saying that at this point, all information is tentative and is subject to change. No details are definite, and work continues on planning all aspects of the Fort Worth line. However, everything is proceeding as we have foreseen... WHERE? I'm pleased to announce that talks with [link=http://www.cinemark.com/]Cinemark USA, Inc.[/link] have been very successful and encouraging. Representatives from Cinemark have so far been helpful and enthusiastic about working with us to organize our line and premiere event. Therefore, we have begun working on plans to hold our line at the [link=http://www.cinemark.com/theater_showtimes.asp?theater_id=206]Cinemark Tinsletown[/link] in Grapevine, near the intersection of Highway 121 and Highway 114 (just northwest of DFW Airport). This location is convenient to all fans on the west side of the Metroplex, including Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Arlington, Denton, and more. It may be a bit of a drive for some, but we believe that the Tinsletown's location, size, and quality make it the best place on the west side of the Metroplex for fans to gather for the Episode II line and premiere event! WHEN? Episode II is scheduled to premiere on May 16. If the film's release follows the same pattern as that of The Phantom Menace in 1999, this means that the first showings of Episode II will be at midnight (night of Wednesday, May 15/early morning of Thursday, May 16). However, the specific dates of the Fort Worth line are still being worked out and will be influenced by several factors. We must keep in mind that many fans may need or want to line up twice, once to purchase advance tickets, and again to see the premiere itself. At this point, Cinemark has relayed to me that Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have not yet handed down their policy for advance ticket sales for Episode II. Therefore, the exact date that advance tickets will go on sale is not yet known. Stay posted for updates as we find out more! WHAT? The line for Episode II will be a major event in itself! We are currently working with potential sponsors - including radio station 106.1 KISSFM, area restaurants, and businesses - to play a role in supporting the line and its activities. We'll have lots of fun in line with many things to do and see - including games, prizes, costumes, music, endless Star Wars discussions, Star Wars collectible auctions, and much more! You don't want to miss this! Alongside the Dallas Episode II Line, during our time in line at the Tinsletown we'll also help to raise funds and collect donations for the [link=http://www.myguardianangel.org/]My Guardian Angel[/link] organization. This charity helps support children who are suffering through issues of death, divorce, separation, or abandonment. We believe that as Star Wars brings out the child in all of us, sponsoring a charity such as [link=http://www.myguardianangel.org/]My Guardian Angel[/link] will benefit the childhood of others. So as we all line up for Star Wars, you can help us make a difference in the lives of children who need our support! Do you live on the west side of the Metroplex? Are you a big Star Wars fan? Are you ready to see Episode II? Do you want to get in line for the movie event of year?!? If so, make plans to join us at the Cinemark Tinsletown this May! Let us know you want to get involved! Just [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_register.asp]register[/link] on our message boards if you haven't already (it's fast, easy, and free!), [link=http://boards.theforce.net/login.asp?action=login] log on[/link], post a reply in this thread, and join the fun! Or, send email to "email@example.com" and let us know that you want to be a part of all the action! Questions? Comments? Ideas? Suggestions? Post here! See you in line!