|End of the Red Carpet before it turns into the mall|
This premiere was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California instead of the El Capitan Theatre across the street (and owned by Disney). The El Capitan was used for the premiere to house the guests and press (I only know this because I saw the sign at the check-in table).
|Left (West) side of the carpet|
I had no intention of camping out to try and get autographs or photos with the celebs, and I\’m really glad I didn\’t as the setup was not fan-friendly. In fact, the best place for the fans was where the cars dropped off or inside the mall of the Hollywood and Highland Center in front of the central stairway.
|Photographers at the right (East) side of the carpet|
All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange and Highland were closed for the premiere and the press line extended the entire length. I took a lot of pictures of this (but, regrettably, none from above) to give you an idea. After saying hello to a couple of friends who camped out all night and walking around to take photos of the setup, I placed myself across from the ET, Access Hollywood area as they were the closest to the photo area. I also knew that such huge shows were going to get all of the big stars to stop and give interviews.
|My view (the white banner says Access Hollywood)|
PLEASE NOTE: All of the photos I took (with the exception of the El Capitan marquee) were taken from the back of 4-5 rows of fans already at the barricades. I only cropped the photos of the celebs which are in tomorrow\’s post.
|The spot with the Iron Man figure is Marvel and is just to the left (West) of Access Hollywood (E is between them)|
This is the red carpet set up where the press was set up in the middle of the street, and the cars dropping off used what appeared to be about 1 1/2 lanes of Hollywood Boulevard.
|I don\’t even know which press stations/websites these are|
While waiting for the arrivals, they gave out Subway sandwiches and Hulk gloves toys. Here are the boxes of the Hulk gloves being unpacked and handed out. They gave most of them to the people on that corner (Hollywood and Orange).
|Hulk Gloves toys being given away|
|People at the upper levels of the Hollywood & Highland Center|