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.