Listen up guys, I've got HUGE news.
My local Gamestop IS having a midnight release for Brawl [between the 8th and the 9th]. The tournament they were talking about starts at midnight and goes throughout the day, and they've got tv's set up for us all to Brawl, so I won't even need to go home to play it.
I can only hope that such a perfect situation pertains to your area Gamestop's as well. Good luck, guys.