To begin with, this wasn't a premiere that was well-promoted. In addition, unlike most premieres, when I rocked up a bit beforehand there was no evidence that there even WAS one. Where was the carpet? The barriers? Security? Yellow Cap Guy? Except for a couple of people lounging around to make me think they were waiting for someone or something, there was actually no evidence..
Still... I'm occasionally patient and willing to see how things work out, and eventually I found a face I recognised as well as those of some autograph dealers who seem to know about these things so it did seem like *something* was going down.
Here's what happened:
So... that was that. A premiere without a red carpet or barriers, with not even a paparazzi area, but with open access for pedestrians to walk anywhere and with stars showing up via the backstreets of Chinatown or through the heaving crowds of regular pedestrians in Leicester Square.
Does it still count as a premiere?
Sure, why not. Another one for The Archive of Movie Premieres, then!
Until next time!