'Dark Knight' thrills at Grand Haven 9

More than a month of preparations at local theaters paid off as sold-out theaters filled with patrons eager to watch the finale of the "Dark Knight" saga early this morning.
R.J. Wolcott
Jul 20, 2012

 

Dustin VanZyll, the manager of the Grand Haven 9, said the theater began selling midnight premiere tickets about a month ago. On July 17, just three days before the premiere, VanZyll said they had sold about 350 tickets for opening night. Remaining tickets sold quickly.

The Grand Haven theater dedicated all nine of its available screens to screening the new Batman film.

Tri-Cities residents circled the lobby before the 12:01 a.m. showing, waiting for their tickets to see the hyped film, which had garnered staggering reviews across the board.

For anyone looking to see the film this weekend, know that even though theaters have not yet been sold out, it will be a busy weekend. Theatres recommended arriving 30 minutes early, and anticipate long lines. The Grand Haven 9 will have four screens running “Rises” all weekend, so if your show gets sold out, there are available times within 20 or so minutes of each other.

 

Comments

AtomicRooster

Yep heard it got great reviews. I've had a home theatre set up now for years and I am patient with its release to DVD. I have not gone to a walk in movie since the release of "Independence Day" starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman. And since the Aurora, Colorado incident I will never again go to a walk in movie theatre. I am sure many feel the same way.

ohwell

How many people were killed or injured in car accidents on the same day? You going to stop driving too? May as well lock yourself in your house, that way you won't get hurt.

AtomicRooster

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained personal attacks. Discussion Guidelines

ohwell

All I can say is wow to your attitude towards people that have a different viewpoints than yours. Are you that insecure? You refuse to answer the valid, factual point I made about car accidents. I would just ask why would you say that you are never going to a movie theater again? I bring up a valid point, and you right away start the name calling and belittling. All because some whack job goes in and shoots up a theater, you are afraid to go to the movies. I am not arguing with you at all. I just find you as a paranoid individual to make a comment about never going to a movie again. I bring up a valid point (you call idiotic comments, when it is a fact of life) about people being killed everyday in car accidents, and you get defensive. Just do some research comparing how many people die a year in car accidents versus being shot at the movies or any public venue. As I am sure you get in a car almost everyday to go to work or just to run errands. Face it, when it's your time to leave this earth, you really have no control over it. You can either live in fear, or live your life to it's fullest and enjoy what short time you have here anyway. See people like you can't defend your position, so you just attack people and try and make them feel small. It only makes you look like a fool, and show your insecurity. I feel sorry for you, and wish you the best of life hiding in your house from the outside world.

AtomicRooster

I did defend my position. You have a literacy problem? Insecure? I think you are the one who is insecure and live in some kind of a fantasy world. Do you get out much? Maybe you should talk to the survivors who were at that theatre in Colorado. And I'd bet candidly they would say they will never put themselves in a vulnerable position like that again. Once bitten, twice shy. What do car accidents and this incident have in common? Absolutely nothing. At least while driving a car you do have the seat belt option to escape bodily injury to a degree. What option of safety and security did those people have at that Colorado theatre? Absolutely nothing. You've made absolutely no point here at all. I think you rant mainly because you like to hear yourself rant and really don't have much of a life and less likely than having any real true close friends. You've lived in your controlled environment of Grand Haven so long you don't have a clue as to how the other half lives. You need to step outside of the box once in a while. Do seek professional help if you haven't already. Your rants go on like someone who is not playing with a full deck and basically very immature. In the real world we call it psychobabble. Do you even hear yourself? I'm a fool? I believe you've redefined that term here. Take the time to read your rants again so maybe, just maybe, you will understand how people really view you here. Think before you rant. I have an attitude problem? You most definitely have a perception problem.

ohwell

I am not the only one that thought your post was nothing but a personal attack. You see it was removed? Just proves my point even further. I agree people that were in the theater will probably take a while to go back. I highly doubt the majority will never go to a movie or in public again. The relevance of comparing to car accidents, is more people die in car accidents in a month than the amount of people that were killed by the shooter. Yet people still get into a car everyday, not knowing if it will be their last time they see their loved ones. As far as seat belts, those don't always save your life if you get into an accident. As I said you don't know the time or place your time on earth will be done.

AtomicRooster

You do not deserve the courtesy nor the acknowlegment of your moronic posts. You're simply not worth the time of day. You remind me of a song that Bob Dylan wrote years ago called "Idiot Wind". It describes you to a tee in that song. It's like I said before. Your posts are nothing more than psychobabble to me. I only like to interact with humans that are somewhat intelligent. Obviously you do not fall into that category. Have a nice day.

ohwell

There you go again with the name calling. Here is some food for thought to further prove my point about the nonsense of saying you will never go to the movies. As you will see accidents far out weigh any kind of death by guns.
Top 7 Causes of Death
Since 1 Jan, 2012
Cause Annually To Date
Tobacco: 529,000 298,177
Medical Errors: 195,000 109,914
Alcohol Abuse: 107,400 60,537
Vehicle Accidents: 42,000 23,674
Suicide: 29,350 16,543
Drug Abuse: 25,500 14,373
Firearm Homicide: 10,828 6,103

newsblogger

OhWell.. you are a bully

ohwell

Why is that? I am not the one on here calling people names when I don't agree with them. Also I am just providing facts, and asking questions that certain people seem to dodge by throwing mud and names around. I am not going to stand by and let someone belittle me. Bully??? You may want to read the other posts and rethink that one. None of my posts have been deleted for using profanity or having personal attacks in them. I ask again, why you say that?

AtomicRooster

He tries to impress us all as though he were some kind of mental/intellectual giant. NOT! His posts become more and more idiotic. Bad case of psychobabble? I think that's common knowledge by now. He has nowhere else to vent because most of his friends and relatives avoid him like the bubonic plague and usually run in the opposite direction when they see him approaching in any public setting. Ignore him and hopefully he will go away.

ThomasLieber

I love the movie. It has really a good plot. The effects are really good. It is all worth it. -
James Stuckey

 

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