April 21st, 2017.
In all the time I've photographed premieres in London (some 400 premieres over 10 years) I'd previously only photographed two ('Malice in Wonderland' in 2010 and 'American Mary' in 2013) at the Prince Charles Cinema, which is located just off Leicester Square in London.
And it wasn't just a premiere this time, it was no less than a WORLD premiere (albeit for a movie I hadn't previously heard of). Here's how it went down:
So... that was that. A pleasant confusion for me to showcase my inability to operate with precision and control in an environment without Paparazzi and Lists Of Attendees to fall back upon. But on the other hand, it was fun, it was small, it was a world premiere, and it didn't feel like me being there was an irritant to the organisers, in the way that that makes cynical commentary easy, such as might be found at the journals for This Disney Premiere, or This Disney Premiere, or This Disney Premiere. I certainly wish this movie well - I hope it makes 1/50th the gross of Beauty & The Beast (which would give it over $20million!)
So... it's another premiere for The Archive Of Premieres... and until next Monday, when I intend to photograph a...uh... Disney Premiere....
Damnit... (...by which I mean : I can't wait!!!)