by Ralph Routon
If you've read the main story on our "7 Days to Live" in this week's issue out today, under the headline "Glory from the Ashes," you know that the film RISE will be showing at three local theaters for its one-night-only booking next Thursday, Feb. 17.
What you don't know, and need to know, is that you don't have the luxury of just showing up that night for the 6 p.m. screenings. In fact, if you go to the website, rise1961.com, which can link you to any theater nationally that has the film on Feb. 17, you'll soon find how popular it is in Colorado Springs.
Almost all theaters are screening RISE at 6 p.m. that day. But at Tinseltown in south Colorado Springs, it's sold out and now a 9 p.m. showing has been added. You can buy tickets online at $10 each, and it would be smart to do so as soon as possible.
The other two local theaters, Hollywood Theaters 14 (out north) and Cinemark Carefree Circle (at Powers Boulevard), already are sold out for 6 p.m. and so far haven't added a second screening.
You do have other choices, but they require more driving. Pueblo's Tinseltown, which actually is just off Interstate 25 on the north end of Pueblo (closest to Colorado Springs), still has $10 tickets available at 6 p.m. That's actually only about a 40-minute drive at the most from the Springs.
Otherwise, you have to go to Castle Rock or Denver, where the seats are available but they're also $15 each.