I'm coming in late on this discussion and haven't really read the thread but while watching Quantum of Solace last night during the opera scene I thought to myself, what an exclusive looking black tie event complete with guest list. I've gone to many different type of shows including a couple of opera's and it was never like that.
So I thought I'd ask the question here, If there were an opening night event for *insert your preferred movie here* at your local theater, would you go?
While I won't go as far as to say "black tie" or any kind of tie for that matter but a preregistered event with an included concession of your choice and even assigned seating (for that event only). The idea I'm getting at is that the premier would be controlled similar to that of a Hollywood premier instead of the cattle call that we're all used to.