Friday, April 23, 2010
Posted by Corinne Heller at 11:37:42 AM
A LOST finale celebration event at the University of California in Los Angeles that promises to show a sneak peek of the next to last episode of the iconic mystery series ten days before the final show airs, appeared to be sold out minutes after they went on sale on Friday.
The screening is part of an event called "LOST LIVE: The Final Celebration", which promises appearances by cast members such as Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), Jorge Garcia (Hurley) and Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert).
The event is to take place set to take place on May 13 at UCLA's Royce Hall, which seats 1,800.
A UCLA representative from said all tickets offered directly through the school's box office were sold about 20 minutes after they went on sale Friday morning. Ticketmaster's website, which also offered tickets, showed none were available at that time. Some ads offering and requesting tickets were later posted on Craigslist.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino will also conduct a live orchestral performance of the music from the series, currently on its sixth and last season.
"A special preview of the penultimate episode will be screened immediately after the concert," ABC said in a statement. UCLA says no cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed.
Hand-held camera recordings of the first episode of LOST's current season were leaked on YouTube after it was screened at a special fan event in Hawaii earlier this year.
The finale of LOST is set to air on Sunday, May 23 on ABC from 9 to 11 p.m ET, following a two-hour recap special. There is no new episode next week but you can see potential spoiler photos of the May 4 show, called "The Candidate".