Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications, (304) 696-7153

Limited number of tickets for premiere at Keith-Albee go on sale Monday, Nov. 13 at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A limited number of tickets for the premiere of We Are Marshall, which takes place Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Keith-Albee Theatre, will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in the box office at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

Tickets will be available for $250, $500 and $1,000 each. If tickets are still available at 1 p.m., they will remain on sale in the box office, but also go on sale online at

"This is an opportunity for people in the tri-state area to buy tickets to the Keith-Albee premiere in person," Dr. H. Keith Spears, vice president for communications and marketing at Marshall, said. "Because of unprecedented levels of sponsorships, the number of tickets remaining is limited. I would encourage anyone hoping to purchase tickets to the premiere of We Are Marshall at the Keith-Albee to arrive early at the box office on Monday.

"Based on inquiring phone calls and e-mails over the past few weeks, the number of people interested in attending this historical event is extremely high. Since limited seating is available, there is no guarantee those standing in line will get tickets, but their chances increase if they arrive early."

The maximum number of tickets a person may purchase is four. They may pay with cash, check or credit card. The tickets will not be distributed on Monday. They will be available for pickup between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Those who order the tickets on Monday must provide a photo ID and provide names of each person who will use the tickets when picking them up on Dec. 12.

Anyone buying a $250 ticket will get a seat in the Keith-Albee and admission to a post-film gala at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. A $500 ticket is good for orchestra seating closer to the stars in the Keith-Albee and admission to the gala. In addition to being seated near the stars during the movie and invited to attend the post-film gala, those paying $1,000 for a ticket also will be able to attend a pre-film reception.