The New York Times reports that a multiplex in Dallas plans to reserve all 20 of its screens for The Passion of Christ, Mel Gibson's controversial interpretation of The Passion, due out February 25 (Ash Wednesday).

The Cinemark Tinseltown will also screen the film on opening day at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning.

Bob Berney, president of Newmarket, the film's distributor, told the Times that theatres have been inundated with ticket requests.

—People call and say, "I want 10,000 tickets."

This movie is like Star Wars for Christians.