HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Several thousand moviegoers decked out
in tuxedos and evening gowns turned Huntington into Tinsel Town
Tuesday night for the premiere of the Warner Brothers film "We Are
The movie chronicles the city's and Marshall University's rise
from the ashes following the November 14th, 1970, plane crash that
killed most of the school's football team and many prominent
members of the community.
About 22-hundred tickets, ranging from 250 dollars to one
thousand dollars each, were sold for the premiere at Huntington's
historic Keith-Albee theater. A joint premiere for another
28-hundred viewers was held at a nearby movie complex.
Another five-thousand fans gathered outside the Keith-Albee
hoping to catch a glimpse of "We Are Marshall" director Mc-G and
the actors, including Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox.
Instead of the traditional red carpet, the celebrities walked
into the Keith-Albee on a green carpet, Marshall's signature color.
Mc-G led the crowd in a "We Are Marshall" cheer. He says he
loves Huntington and wants to buy a second home there.
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