Thousands of Fans Line up for Hours in Cities Across the Country for Sold Out Screenings of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

CAPACITY CROWDS ARE AMONG THE FIRST TO SEE THE FILM IN THEIR HOMETOWN ON THE EVE OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOVIE'S RELEASE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Oct 21, 2010, 13:21 ET from Paramount Pictures Corporation

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the North American release of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, thousands turned out to be among the first to see the highly anticipated movie at sold out free preview screenings hosted by Paramount Pictures.

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Fans across the country stood on line for up to 8 hours to guarantee they would be among the first to experience the second chapter of the movie Bloody-Disgusting.com called "one of the scariest movies of all time." Playing to capacity crowds at special midnight screenings held around the country last night, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 will open in theaters across the U.S. and Canada beginning today Thursday, October 21, 2010 at midnight.

Standing room only crowds were reported in all 20 cities where the film played including: Los Angeles, CA (Arclight Hollywood); New York, NY (AMC 34th St.); Chicago, IL (AMC East River); Dallas, TX (AMC Northpark); Houston, TX (Regal Grand Palace Greenway); Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Tempe Marketplace); San Diego, CA (AMC Mission Valley); Miami, FL (AMC Aventura); Philadelphia, PA (Regal King Of Prussia); Atlanta, GA (Regal Atlantic Station); San Francisco, CA (AMC Metreon); Boston, MA (AMC Boston Common); San Antonio, TX (Santikos Palladium); Detroit, MI (MJR Marketplace); Las Vegas, NV (Rave Town Square); Seattle, WA (Landmark Neptune); Orlando, FL (AMC Universal); Denver, CO (Regal Continental); Austin, TX (Alamo South Lamar); and Toronto, ON (AMC Yonge & Dundas). 

Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TweetYourScream for audience reactions and important announcements. 

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 is produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli with story by Michael R. Perry and screenplay by Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, and Tom Pabst. The movie is directed by Tod Williams

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