Record presales for Michael Jackson film

The Michael Jackson concert documentary “This Is It” is breaking presale records as fans line up to purchase tickets for advanced screenings of the Sony film, which opens Oct. 27.

In Los Angeles, people started camping out Thursday at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live to buy tickets for the L.A. screenings, which sold out all 3,000 seats within the first two hours on Sunday.

According to Variety, the L.A. showings are the first engagement at Regal’s new L.A. Live Cinemas, where the Jackson film will show on all 14 screens. The film will get an industry premiere at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, and the first public showing is at 9 p.m. that night.

“This Is It” accounted for some 80% of all online ticketing in the U.S. within its first 24 hours of sales, dominating presales compared with such upcoming titles as “Avatar” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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