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'The Dark Knight' Demand

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--This movie is definitely turning some heads with fans, but also with movie theater staff.

At Carmike 12 Cinema in Kennewick, many people were turned away because of demand.

Lines in the lobby practically stretched outside.

A Carmike manager says 'The Dark Knight' has exceeded expectations.

At midnight Thursday (July 17th) night, the movie was scheduled to show on four screens.

However, because of ticket demand and crowd, management put the movie on eight screens with a complete sellout.

One woman says she bought tickets at just the right time.

"I got tickets earlier today which seems to have been a good choice," says Jen. They seem to be sold out. The hype I think a lot was with (deceased actor) Heath Ledger, but I'm sure everyone had heard that story a million times."

In less than 24 hours after opening on the big screen at Carmike, close to 3,200 people paid admission to see "The Dark Knight."

Theater staff project this could be one of the highest selling movies of 2008.