VALLEY VIEW -- Scores of local movie extras hoping to take part in a VIP first screening of "The Avengers" were turned away the night of the showing.

A group of extras organized a private viewing at the Valley View Cinemark before the midnight screening. The performers each paid for the screening out of their own pockets.

Just hours before showtime, the group was told they would have to wait to watch with the general public.

Click the video for Jennifer Lindgren's report.