This is not entirely movie related, but I found it interesting that the Reuters writer keyed into the fact that the movie was not showing within 30 miles of Crawford. Crawford is as big as a postage stamp and they probably have to go all the way to Temple or Waco to get any decent groceries or to go to Wal Mart.
I suspect the small town will be overwhelmed. Rob, take all the food you think you will need with you. Take a ton of OFF with DEET. The last major stop is Waco. In fact I think the last decent hotel is in Waco too. I'd bet the media types are going to take all the good ones and I don't know if I would want to sleep on the ground Woodstock style out there.
Another thing I read was that the President was going to spend the time of the Democratic National Convention at Crawford, so who knows, he might accept the invite and bring a lawnchair and a cooler full of Pabst and join y'all. Oh yeah, I think Waco's dry. So if you want any of the good stuff, take it with you.
And politics aside, any movie theater owner who is short sighted enough not to show a "controverisal" movie or whatever their excuse is, is in my opinion crazy. Look at what this thing has banked so far. (And everybody knew it would whether they admit it or not) Both sides of the political fence flock to see it, some mulitiple times. It is a guaranteed profit center. That being said I have to admit to having not gone to see it yet. I was hoping Rob might video tape it for me when he goes to Crawford...