Latest from the cult:
I was told by a friend of mine who sadly remains in the Sea Organization, (doesn't know that I am no longer a Scieno) that all the Sea Org members in LA were ordered to go and see the movie Battlefield Earth at least 3 times on Friday. They were all taken to the various theatres in the Hollywood area and they paid for tickets and watched the movie over and over again, all of them seeing it at least 3 and up to 5 times. They were all ordered to wear regular clothes as opposed to their usual military uniforms, so as to seem like regular people going to see the movies. There are approximately 2000 Sea Org members in the LA area.
I am sure that all Sea Org and Scieno staff were ordered to go and see the movie in every area that it was released.
Also, I received an e-mail that was sent around to lots of Scientologists in the LA area telling them to see Battlefield Earth as many times as possible to boost the sales of tickets to the movie. (I'll post this e-mail next.)
This is very similar to the "buy-back" teqnique they used to get Hubbard's books including Battlefield Earth onto the New York Times bestseller list. From what I recall, this was exposed by the LA Times years ago.