If you couldn't get tickets to the hottest event in town -- the "Hannah Montana" concert -- or if you lucky kids who scored a seat want to relive the experience, here comes "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert," in theaters for one week only. The G-rated movie, in Disney Digital 3D, captures singing sensation Cyrus during her 54-date tour. Cyrus, 15, performs as both a solo artist and as her TV alter ego, Hannah Montana. Tickets to the movie, at $15, went on sale weeks ago, becoming one of the hottest sellers on Fandango and MovieTickets.com
. It is playing in 600 theaters nationwide, including Arbor Lakes, Carmike, Coon Rapids, Eagan 16, Oakdale 20, Inver Grove, Rosedale, Southdale and Wynnsong locally. Disney declined to comment on why the movie is out for only a week and would not say whether the film's run would be extended or if it would be released on DVD. "The 'Hannah Montana' movie is really more like big-screen television and less like conventional movies," says Mary Dalton, who teaches film at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. "The idea is to get people to come out at a certain time and see the film." Maria Bailey, who flew her two daughters across the country to meet Cyrus, says the one-week-only movie is actually a "gift" for most parents. "It comes and it goes quickly," says Bailey, also author of "Trillion Dollar Moms: Marketing to a New Generation of Moms." "It prevents the market from getting oversaturated with 'Hannah Montana-ism.'"
MEGAN K. SCOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS