Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ticket sales for Tutankhamun in Chicago (
"The boy king is still the man. With about six weeks to go before its Jan. 1 departure from Chicago's Field Museum, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" seems to be surpassing the museum's expectations. Though it hasn't reincarnated the craze -- and probably won't top the attendance -- of the first Tut show here in 1977, it has been a very respectable sequel. According to the Field:From the show's opening May 26 through last Sunday, 868,812 Tut tickets of all types have been sold.
The Field projects it will sell around 1 million tickets before the show's seven-month run ends, which would be a new record for a ticketed exhibition there. Admission was free for the first Tut show, which ran for four months in 1977 and drew 1.36 million visitors -- an attendance total the current show likely won't reach because it has had relatively few free admissions."
See the above page for the entire story.

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