Ryan, I completely agree about the paying full price and getting reserved seating... However, based on the person Haggis and I spoke with on Wednesday when we went to the theatre, I'm simply not holding my breath about any sort of privilages (not even reserved seating for the group). Kent and I have encountered more and more cynicism towards "super fans" when it comes to vendors and this movie (we received a very snarky comment when enquiring at Toys R Us about being open at midnight for the big toy release, for example... the manager at the Chinook theatre was no different; extremely condescending and dismissive. Don't these people know who's putting bread on their tables?). I'm not saying, "Abandon all hope," but at this rate, IF there is a midnight showing AND they sell us advanced tickets, I'll be thrilled, even if it means us having to wait in line and "fight" for seats - it only takes a few people to wait in the line while the others roam around, after all. We could just take shifts. As for what the story is with "the distributor", who the heck knows what that is all about. When we talked to the customer service person at the theatre, he called the manager on the radio. All she could do was mumble something about "interest on the money"... what has that got to do with anything? Us paying in advance should mean MORE interest, should it not??? Anyway... Let's just wait and see next Wednesday what the verdict is.