|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.
|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.
|View to my right – Leonard Nimoy on the screen|
|J.J. Abrams, Zoe Saldana, and ??|
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 across the street|
|John Cho (he\’s hilarious and was being cheeky with the fans)|
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.