May 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 4:17 AM
Ticket packages to the World Premiere Derby Edition of "25 Hill" are now available. Tickets were originally set to go on sale Monday, but demand overloaded the system temporarily.
The tickets will be sold on the website using the Ticketmaster system. CLICK HEREafter 11 a.m. to get yours.
Buyers also have the option to buy tickets by phone or online and pay a fee, or pick up the tickets for without a surcharge at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, 182 S. Main Street, downtown Akron.
A portion of the proceeds go to fund the All American Soap Box Derby. The details are as follows:
SATURDAY SHOW: "WORLD PREMIERE OF 25 HILL AND DERBY EDITION DVD" (package includes 1 ticket and 1 DVD)
SUNDAY SHOW "FAMILY PREMIERE OF 25 HILL AND DERBY EDITION DVD" (package includes two tickets and one DVD)
"While we're thrilled so many people have such a passionate interest in the film, we apologize for any delays" said Bernsen. "We're confident our new set-up can handle demand."
Ticketholders will receive their DVDs on the way out of the Civic after the shows. Arrangements to pick up the DVDs will be made later for those those who cannot make the shows after buying the DVD-ticket packages .
More than 1,000 Northeast Ohio residents served as extras in the film, which was shot in Akron in April and July, and in Taft, Calif. in June. The film used an Ohio crew and most of the money for the film was raised from Northeast Ohio residents. The film has already raised more than $150,000 for the All American Soap Box Derby.
"25 Hill" is about 11 year-old Trey Caldwell (Gamble) whose dreams of Derby victory fade when his father Thomas, played by Timothy Omundson (Psych, Judging Amy) is killed fighting in Afghanistan. But Trey begins to rebuild those dreams with the help of a reluctant hero, a one-time derby champ Roy (Bernsen), who is contending with his own terrible heartbreak. A deep friendship is forged and wounds are healed under the dim light of a backyard garage, but the duos hopes are threatened when the Derby's demise appears imminent.
25 Hill" is a production of 25 Hill Akron Filmworks LLC and Bernsen's Team Cherokee Productions.