December 9th, 2014.
In a rather strange development, a small premiere scheduled for the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square got an 'upgrade' to a much much larger space - the Odeon Leicester Square. This doesn't happen a lot, and to me it sounds like a bet that a movie is bigger than first planned.
Whether this might or might not be the case, not only were the stars of the movie expected, but so was the SUBJECT - Professor Stephen Hawking.
Here's how it went down:
So... that was a premiere. There's still one left before the end of the year, and I'll see how I go. But it's not every day you get to photograph Stephen Hawking at a premiere that featured a DJ rapping and looking for people in the crowd to rhyme words with "Relativity".
Obviously, it's another one for "The Archive of Movie Premieres", the last few of which included:
- The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies - Freeman! Armitage! McKellen! Cumberbatch! Dwarves!
- Exodus : Gods and Kings - Sir Ridley! Sir Ben! Christian Bale!
- Unbroken : Angelina Jolie!
- Paddington : Kidman! Whishaw! Broadbent!
Until next time!