Additional $44 tickets available to public for Sept. 12 Syracuse premiere of ‘The Express’
Additional $44 tickets available to public for Sept. 12 Syracuse premiere of ‘The Express’September 05, 2008Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
A limited allotment of additional $44 tickets for the Sept. 12 Syracuse premiere of “The Express” will be available for sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, through the Carrier Dome Box Office.
“Syracuse University is pleased to offer additional $44 seats to the public. The tickets are the result of final guest confirmations and the confirmed configuration of screen placement and technical requirements,” says SU Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Charles Merrihew, a principal organizer of the premiere.
The $44 tickets may be purchased in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office or by phone (888-366-3849 or 315-443-2121). Carrier Dome Box Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
These tickets are for balcony seating at the Landmark Theatre screening and do not come with the other amenities of the $250, $500 and $1,000 premium tickets.
The premiere is at 7:30 p.m. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the orange carpet pre-show on Salina Street in front of the Landmark Theatre featuring music by The Coasters and video features on the making of the movie.
A 6 p.m. ribbon cutting starts the orange carpet procession and the arrival of cast members Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Charles Dutton, Omar Benson Miller and Darrin Dewitt Henson; the movie’s director, Gary Fleder, and producer, John Davis; and SU celebrities Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Art Monk, Don McPherson, Dick MacPherson and Bob Costas; 40 members of the 1959 SU national championship team; and members of the Davis and Schwartzwalder families.
The public is invited to attend the orange carpet festivities free of charge. Bleacher seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and refreshments and merchandise will be available for purchase. Fans will have the opportunity to win various prizes including T-shirts, SU football tickets and even special “spontaneous tickets” to move inside the theater to watch the premiere.
For more information on the premiere, Ernie Davis and “The Express,” visit http://erniedavis.syr.edu.