Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere - Los Angeles

Star Trek: Into Darkness Premiere 
Hollywood, California
May 14, 2013


Fans lined up along the street for the premiere
A section of the White Carpet

I've been attending quite a few premieres for the past two years, and while it's a lot of waiting in line, it can also be a lot of fun.  The Star Trek Into Darkness premiere was the first time I was at a premiere which had fan grandstands/bleachers.  Everyone one in the bleachers received a wristband to watch the movie, but alas we were not in the Dolby Theatre where the stars were, but were in one of the six theaters in the Chinese 6 Theatres inside the Hollywood & Highland Center.

I went with a friend of mine from work and we walked around a bit looking for the line.  During which time I took a couple of pictures of the set-up, and my friend was almost "kidnapped" by two women dress as Catwoman.  That was a bit of a funny story, but I won't go into that.


Screen for the fans across the street to see the stars being interviewed.
Unfortunately, I had found out a few days before the premiere Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch wouldn't be at the Los Angeles premiere.  I love those two and was disappointed, but not deterred AT ALL.


The view from my spot in the fan bleachers at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere
View to my left -- where the stars would be entering the white carpet
We got our wristbands which also had our designated theater number for the screening and entered the bleachers.  They handed each of us a Star Trek Into Darkness t-shirt which they wanted us to wear.  I didn't put mine on because it was a really warm day and didn't want to add a black t-shirt over my clothes.

Leonard Nimoy on the screen
View to my right - Leonard Nimoy on the screen


J.J. Abrams and Zoe Saldana on the screen
J.J. Abrams, Zoe Saldana, and ??


Karl Urban on the screen
Karl Urban


Zachary Quinto on the screen
Zachary Quinto

Usually, you aren't allowed cameras, but I had my small camera in my purse (which I could have hidden if they did a bag search if necessary) so I was able to get some pictures.


Chris Pine taking photos with fans lined up along Hollywood Boulevard at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere.
Chris Pine taking photos with fans across the street
Alice Eve doing interviews on the red carpet
Alice Eve


Bruce Greenwood doing interviews
Bruce Greenwood


Chris Pine waving to the fans in the bleachers
Chris Pine


John Cho being cheeky with the fans in the bleachers
John Cho (he's hilarious and was being cheeky with the fans)


Zoe Saldana doing interviews
Zoe Saldana


Zoe Saldana waving to the fans in the bleachers
Zoe Saldana


LeVar Burton doing interviews
LeVar Burton

The movie had filmed for about a day at my work, but when I saw the film I was completely surprised by how many scenes they filmed.

TTFN,
V

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