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YOUR HIGHNESS Triple Feature: RSVPs, Info, & Apologies

The striaght dope on the YOUR HIGHNESS Triple Feature RSVP situation

YOUR HIGHNESS Triple Feature: RSVPs, Info, & Apologies

This is regarding the YOUR HIGHNESS: SWORDS & SORCERY SUPREME event we posted on Facebook. If you're just hearing about it now, the RSVPs are closed and counted and we will not be taking anymore. Thanks for your understanding.

 Wow. We had quite a day trying to get this event set up, and due to some miscommunication, things got... well.. miscommunicated. Let's start from the beginning! We get a lot of opportunities to bring you guys advanced promotional screenings for soon-to-be-released films. These opportunities usually come in the form of a studio request and are usually promoted via Facebook. Facebook isn't necessarily the strongest system for managing the sheer volume of excited people RSVPing to these events, however, and this became very clear today.We are already moving forward on a new system that will allow us to announce RSVPs to our loyal Facebook followers but use other software to collect and manage that list, but for this particular event we'd like to apologize and sort some of it out.

We had originally posted that we would have a confirmed RSVP list of 130 people. While we didn't say that the list of 130 was guaranteed a seat, we should have been better at specifying that as with all of our free screenings the RSVP got you on a list but couldn't guarantee admission. It was always our intention to specify that this list was not guaranteed admission, but that piece of crucial phrasing got lost at some point. The first people to RSVP, however, were under the assumption that they were guaranteed a seat, and when we opened up the RSVP to include 300 people total, the first batch of folks became upset. Because of this confusion, we've decided to go ahead and allow those first 130 RSVPs a guaranteed spot. Now, we will not hold this seat for you all night. If you do not redeem your RSVP for a ticket before 6:15pm (45 minutes before showtime), we will release your ticket to the standby line.

As for the other 170 RSVPs, you will be eligible for (read: not guaranteed) a remaining ticket. You will be our standby line, which means: (a) tickets are first come, first served, and (b) the first 130 people will enter the theater before you. Why do we have this stand-by line, and why do we never guarantee RSVPs a seat? Well, with any free screening, it's custom to "oversell" the theater because we want a full house, but no matter how badass an event is a lot of people drop out. We don't understand it, either, but some forget. Often, up to 50% of the RSVP list won't shop up to the screening. In order to guarantee a full house and still account for dropouts, we make sure to give more than enough people the opportunity to go.

On the night of the show, here's how things will go:
At 5pm, we start releasing tickets. Only the first 130 people in the RSVP list will get a ticket. They will also get a blue wristband. It is your choice whether you want to wait in line at that point. The blue line will be let into the theater at 6:15pm.

If you are in the second RSVP list, you will be given a red wristband and a numbered stand-by ticket when you check in. As soon as we let in the blue wristbands, we will start calling for the numbered standby seats in groups of 10.


If you are in the top 130, but you don't check-in until 6:15 or after, you will be at the end of the standby line. You cannot check-in for anyone but yourself. Your RSVP does not get you a plus one. Once again, if you are in stand-by, you are not guaranteed admission.

How's that sound? We hope it sounds okay. We love having these events for you guys, and we want to make them as fun and painless as possible to attend! We also love Facebook, but we'll have an improved system for managing RSVPs shortly.

For now, DANNY McBRIDE and DAVID GORDON GREEN will join us LIVE IN PERSON for a FREE triple feature of dragon-slaying, wizard-vanquishing and full tilt kingdom-wrecking, featuring a special advance screening of YOUR HIGHNESS! PLUS 35mm screenings of two unconquerable classics of the genre: KRULL and THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER! It's gonna be one epic Monday!

*A huge thank you to Andy Couch for helping us with the list count. He figured it out with some fancy Facebook API mumbo jumbo that we don't quite get. High fives for Andy!*

And now, the top 130 RSVPs:
Paul Alvarado-Dykstra
Brian Kelley
John Sheehan
Dshanya Reese
Kate Peoples
Tiffao Murrizawa
Craig DeBarge
Jason Geldart
Jaime Safianow
R Mitchell Miller
Hayden Zezula
John Prewitt
Daron Allan Shiflet
Jennifer MacKinnon Geldart
Mary Meister
Jackie Mercer Prewitt
Ronald Short
Matthew Long
Lloyd D Moore
Antonio Quintero
Laci Peterson
Chris McInroy
J.C. De Leon
Susan McLain
Marshall Peterson
Sharon Kanowsky
Leah Bodine
Ami Lynn Kane
Kevin Binswanger
Josh Johnson
Ashley Sherwood
Dawn Mitchell
William Goss
Tammy Metzger
Brueson AxeWielder
Amanda Brinker
Damian Chavarria
Dana The Squid
David Chadwick Oliver
Brian Behm
Nicholas Crumrine
Ashley Gallagher
Kristin Boles
Angela Behm
Matt Mitchell
Mario James Pena
Carolyn McLain
Tyler Kloss
Jackie Llado
Taryn Davis
Angel Gracia
Glen Oliver
Bree Nold
Morgan Stonebraker
Richard Graff
Gentry Hoffman
John W. Smith
Ryan Sweitzer
Shane Carbonneau
Matt Shiverdecker
April Swartz
Colleen McKinney
David Dembowski
Kolby Bow
Carolee Mitchell
Angie York
Cristela Perez
Christopher Palmer
Amy Fletcher
Heather Leah Kennedy
Scott Hank
Justin Brookhart
Blythe Bergoon
Darcie Duttweiler
John Wages
Laura Nicole Dávila
Karen Cervantes
Amy Blackburn Wages
Sara Vodak
Yehudi Mercado
Clay Crawford
Darren Tange
Mikaela Rodriguez
Jarrett Reece
Chris Vodak
Vincent Prendergast
Tee Jay
Andy Couch
Scott Weinberg
Peter Hall
Amanda Marie Barker
Emily Glover
Jeff Amador
Koby Wong
John Osmon
Paul Gandersman
Barbara Kennedy
Carmon Yeathermon
Jesús DeLeón-Serratos
Becky Kapes Osmon
Jarrette Moats
Rod Nunley
Chase Whale
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan
Dominic Mondragon
Kristen Fiore
Kenzi Guerrero
Ellen White
Dave McLain
Matt Tice
Janice Noske
Roland Guerrero
Jessica Myer
C.j. Garcia
Marc Sherman
Reagan Hastings
Dustin Amodeo
Michaela Morgan
David Zellner
Bianca Bickford
Rodney Perkins
Danielle Dalton
Lex Lybrand
Nathan Zellner
Lizzie Marie
Jake Lowe
Russell Wilson
Celia Escamilla
Stephen Feinstein
Rachel Nunley

The stand-by list:
Greg Bullard
Wyzard Drank
Patricia Cho Knowles
Julia Bullard
Benjamin Wintle
Josh Rodriguez
David Wingo
Kelly Zhu
Parker Short
Ric Reyes
Elfred Pagan
Natalie Richards
Ryan Francisco
Brittnee Raybon
Jenny Hurta Douglas
Tony Salvaggio
Richard Heim
Luke Mullen
Candyce Shepard
Daniel Hoxmeier
Camille Knight
Alejandra Wanderer
Brian Salisbury
Andrew Hoke
Jasmine Gomez
Derek Haygood
Lee Huntoon
Eddie Strait
Jeff Nivin
Emily Booker
Timothy Ballew
Frank Gonzalez
Sara Kranz
Traci Mondragon
Elizabeth Ballew
Mark Stoops
Ashley Johnson
Lazer Spangler
Christine Hoxmeier
Steve Torres
Toni Taylor-Salisbury
Lorraine Cortez
Peter Butler
Alex Cherry
Brian Losoya
Elizabeth Sherman
David Tarafa
Jonny Levine
Lindsay Sherman
Alexandra Jimenez
Jacquie Telfer
John Carpenter
Charles Heidrick
Albert Perez
Amy Teykl
Maxim Pozderac
Bobb X Ha
Brian Kruelskie
Adam Lunceford
Daniel Cockrell
Susan Espinoza
Arr Vee
Caroline Dovalina
Key Clark
Maria Huapaya
Christopher Hall
Rocco Barker
John B. Livingston
Brent Douglas
Fred Hubnik
Mike Saulters
Stephanie Celeste Reyes
Emily Stewart
Beau Farrell
Jonathan Cacy
Joseph Shepard
Joel Calvin
Melissa Mosley
Ana Eva López
Xavier Walker
Jeremy Timothy-John von Stilb
Ben Bowers
Alberto Perez
Rachelle Stan
Andrew Verrett
Angelique Ibrahim
David Rodriguez
Travis Carrico
Jessica Lim
Meredith Power
Lauro Lozano
Christina Castanon
Julio Garcia
Andrew Kunz
Danny Ramos
Adam Wilhite
Christina Velasquez
Janelle Ortiz
Josh Rogers
Jonathan Reynolds
Claire Erkan
Allison Powell
Courtney Couch
Daisy Lanier
Chris Dail
Luis Ruiz
Tracer Noir
James Moritz
Kelly McClinton
Asored Villarreal
Kathlee Cleveland
Dustin Ground
Joe Robinson
David Delgado
Hannah Delgado
Sarah Elizabeth Durham
Magali M. Pijpers
William Sargent
Carleton Ranney
Gerald Boyle
Eric Walz
Jon Evans
Carolyn Davis
Andrea Alemañy
Alex Kimmel
Zach Ground
Scott Duffey
James Hush
Jacqueline Martinez
Jessica Hughes Wagner
Emily Gross
Chris Rose
Don Simpson
Laura Perez
Brian Henry
Alejandro Castilla Acecastle
Tara Nicole Black
Heather Black
Susann Keohane
Esteban Felix-Diaz
John Spencer
Zachary Juhl
Adam Black
Michael Perry
Leslie Adkins Perry
Greg Barkley
Juliet Jones
David Omar
David Lopez
Willita Mahone
Laura Alger
Steven Goff
Travistee Gee
Elizabeth Daily
Sarah Meraz
Seth Mason
Eliza Øl
Moira Black
Terry Daily
Carolyn Hester
Stephen Good
Nikkisa Christian
Taylor Houser
Courtney Pett
Daniel Rigdon
Jeremy Pottberg
Chris Southern
Jeremy Reyes
Emily A Schaefer
Marcus Owens
Kathe Ann

At the time this list was pulled, there were 310 RSVPs, 10 of which are Alamo employees who were put on a separate list. If you feel that there is some mistake with this list, please email me at caitlin.stevens@drafthouse.com and we'll look into the issue. Comments are welcome to that email address as well, or of course, in the comment section below. We're really looking forward to this event, and again, sorry it got a little crazy. We hope to see you there!

Facebook isn't necessarily the strongest system for managing the sheer volume of excited people RSVPing to these events, however, and this became very clear today. We are already moving forward on a new system that will allow us to announce RSVPs to our loyal Facebook followers but use other software to collect and manage that list, but for this particular event we'd like to apologize and sort some of it out.



We had originally posted that we would have a confirmed RSVP list of 130 people. While we didn't say that the list of 130 was guaranteed a seat, we should have been better at specifying that as with all of our free screenings the RSVP got you on a list but couldn't guarantee admission. It was always our intention to specify that this list was not guaranteed admission, but that piece of crucial phrasing got lost at some point. The first people to RSVP, however, were under the assumption that they were guaranteed a seat, and when we opened up the RSVP to include 300 people total, the first batch of folks became upset.Because of this confusion, we've decided to go ahead and allow those first 130 RSVPs a guaranteed spot. Now, we will not hold this seat for you all night. If you do not redeem your RSVP for a ticket before 6:15pm (45 minutes before showtime), we will release your ticket to the standby line.

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