Here's the lowdown for the line party in Missoula, MT.
Well, we had everything planned. We intended to spend the night on the 18th and onto the 19th. We intended to bring food, sleeping bags, and we even had a suburban as shield from that mad Caradras cold.
Then, at about 3pm on the 18th, I found out that there was going to be a midnight showing, and all our plans went to pot.
It was a major rush, calling everybody, trying to figure out what was going to happen: if we were still going to spend the night, etc.
We arrived at the theater just in time - or at least most of us did. Two of our members didn't make it in time to get tickets.
Regardless it was pleasant. Two of us (myself being one) started the line at about 5pm, but nobody joined until 9:30 or so. In the meanwhile, we spent our time reading bits of the _Silmarilion_ and talking about getting a Lord of the Rings Trading Card League started here in Missoula (any takers out there? - if so, email me email@example.com).
Once the rest of our line arrived, we had a Ringwraith (me), Boromir, Gimli, Aragorn, Frodo, Shadowfax (don't ask), a guy in a Santa Claus hat, and a couple uncostumed folks. Unfortunately our Galadriel couldn't get tickets.
We all adored the movie, and most of us returned early the next morning for a second helping.