Using input text in movie clip

OK, I’m going to start from scratch on this one… my troubleshooting has totally confused me.

In one scene I have an input text box, variable name “inputTextBox”. Using the onRelease command and a button I want to capture this text for use later on. This is what I have tried using:

on (release) {
_root.textVar = _root.inputTextBox.text;
gotoAndPlay(“Scene 2”, 1);

I want to use this text in a dynamic text box within a movie clip (instance name “movie1”) in the next scene. I’ve tried calling the text in every imaginable way to no avail. What AS or variable string do I need to use in the movie clip to get this text to show up?

Any help appreciated.