I went early and it wasn't a crowded theatre. But they couldn't get the projector to work. So they told us to move from theatre 3 to theatre 4. And then after we had all settled in theatre 4, we were told he was mistaken and it was theatre 1 he wanted us all to move to. Mind you these are comic book nerds. So going up and down stairs like that may have been more activity than they were used to.
But I saw it. And I liked it very much. It's been so long, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the period piece aspects of it. But they recreated a lot of memorable scenes from the book. And the casting was excellent. Even the ones you knew were unrecognizable enough not to take you out of the movie. The only thing that did take me out was Nixon's nose.
By the way, if you ever wondered what a smurf looks like with no pants on. It's probably not too different from Dr. Manhattan.