UPDATE: After publishing the below post, we learned directly from Summit Entertainment that the L.A. Film Festival date is, in fact, also the red carpet premiere of "Eclipse." The usual setting of the big event — Mann Village theater — will instead be replaced by the Nokia Theater.
For those of you swooning over the fact "Eclipse" will be premiering at a film festival where anyone can get a ticket, grab your smelling salts and maybe an alcoholic beverage (if you're old enough!) because this screening is by invitation only. However, you can get tickets to the festival and hope against all hopes that you get a sighting of KStew or RPattz or TLaut while you're there (though, if they are, security is sure to be tight). Festival passes go on sale May 10 on the LA Film Festival website, and tickets for individual screenings go on sale June 1. According to the LA Times, "Only those festivalgoers who purchase one of the festival's top-level passes — which range in cost from $500 to $1,000 — will get inside the Nokia Theatre on June 24."
And to all you out there who aren't lucky enough to live in the LA area and be a stone throw away from plenty of premieres, you better start thinking about buying your own midnight release tickets. Even though the film doesn't come out for almost two months, MovieFone has listings of 20 theaters nationwide who already have "Eclipse" tickets up for grabs, and Kim Palacios over at Hollywood News recommends checking with your local theater to do if they are doing anything special for the midnight release that requires in-person ticket purchases. Our recommendation: don't leave this one until the last minute.
What are your plans for the big day? Are you going to try to attend the Los Angeles premiere or stay at home and go to a midnight screening with friends?