Don't queue for Da Vinci Code

With 2006 shaping up to be the year the blockbuster fought back, feverish anticipation for The Da Vinci Code is spreading like smooth peanut butter on sliced white. What with casting niggles, court cases and code-cracking fans following the production over Europe, Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s shamelessly consumable airport novel is one of the most eagerly anticipated flicks of the summer.

Hence, those clever bods over at the Odeon cinema chain have decided to put tickets for the movie on sale…today! That’s right, if you want to avoid the whole ‘Star Wars geek in queue with a folding chair and orange waterproofs’ scenario, then head over to www.odeon.co.uk (opens in new tab) or call 0871 22 44 007 for booking info and make sure you’re first through the door.

We did think about hiding the number within a neatly conceived code but frankly, we’re not that smart.

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