Originally Posted by Showtime
It's mostly for cast, crew, studio, and sometimes critics or reporters to get together to watch something that has been worked on for many months in the case of Friends and Family Screening.
Don't mean to push my luck, but that's just it. Why reporters and critics? I can understand cast/crew/studio and such. But why the reporters/critics? Why do they get to see it 4 months in advance, if they can't talk about it at all until the movie opens anyways? Just curious.