More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee.
“As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.”
The tickets, which went on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, include a March 8 viewing of “Believe in Me” and a 7:30 p.m. VIP reception at the Clovis Civic Center.
The reception is a Hollywood-style event that will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, according to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun.
Gee said all the tickets for the 5:30 p.m. show have been sold out, but 207 tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. viewing.
The movie will debut at the North Plains Cinema 7 Theatres.
Filmed in the Clovis area in October 2004, “Believe in Me” tells the story of an Oklahoma girls basketball team and coach.
The movie stars Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern and several local residents. Eisenbraun said she was unable to confirm if any of the actors featured in the movie planned to attend the reception.
The remaining tickets cost $25 and are available at the Chamber.
“Believe in Me” will open March 9 at the North Plains Cinema 7 Theatres at normal ticket prices, according to theater owner Abby Parrish.
Parrish said the movie will remain at the theater for approximately two weeks.