The Passion of The Christ is coming to town and local churches are making sure their congregations are first in line to see the movie.
On Feb. 25, the general public will get its first chance to see the Mel Gibson movie.
Trinity Church in Lansing has already purchased 2,500 tickets for an advanced screening on the day before.
Movie theaters say they are experiencing the largest advanced sales ever. Celebration Cinema in Lansing has sold five thousand tickets in advance for The Passion.