Prince Caspian UK Premiere

Posted May 8, 2008 9:38 am by wisewoman

On June 19, 2008, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will premiere at The O2 in London. Disney is publicizing the event as “England’s biggest film premiere,” and about 10,000 people (including the cast) are expected to attend.

O2 priority tickets are available to purchase from 9am Wednesday, May 7 through 8am Friday, May 9, 2008. Tickets will range from £25 to £50. You can read the full story here and visit the O2 website here. Thanks to Tsaress for the heads-up!

UPDATE: Here is the official press release from Disney UK.

WALT DISNEY PICTURES AND WALDEN MEDIA ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

THE UK’S BIGGEST FILM PREMIERE EVER!

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN WILL SCREEN TO AN AUDIENCE OF 10,000 AT THE O2 ARENA, LONDON’S PREMIER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE, ON JUNE 19TH IN SUPPORT OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

An impressive line-up of stars from the predominately British cast of Prince Caspian will be attending this spectacular red-carpet charity event, including Liam Neeson (the voice of Aslan), Ben Barnes (the eponymous Prince Caspian), Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie), William Moseley (Peter Pevensie), Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie), Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie) and the film’s acclaimed director Andrew Adamson.

For the first time ever, technicians will install a giant cinema screen into The O2 arena in London. With an incredible seating capacity of 10,000, the event promises to be the biggest single screen, shared audience experience ever. Tickets for this unique and technically ground-breaking premiere will go on sale to the public on Friday May 9th and can be purchased by going to www.theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 856 0202. A donation will be made to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (Registered Charity no. 235825) as part of Disney’s partnership with the hospital, to raise an invaluable £10 million towards their much-needed redevelopment appeal.

“Prince Caspian” is the exciting new tale to follow the 2005 epic film “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. Based on the beloved and best selling series of books by CS Lewis, the film was the biggest movie of the year, taking a spectacular $750 million dollars worldwide! This new instalment of The Chronicles promises to take audiences on an extraordinary journey back to the magical world of Narnia. The film is set to be bigger and more spectacular than ever before, with more action and battle scenes as well as incredible visual effects, mostly created in London by some of the UK’s best effects wizards.

The cast and visionary creative team from the first film have reunited, with Academy Award®-nominated director Andrew Adamson taking the helm once again. With all editing, post-production and principal visual effects work completed in London, Prince Caspian returns The Chronicles of Narnia series back to Great Britain, the home of CS Lewis.

The film also sees the introduction of a whole series of new characters including the swashbuckling mouse Reepicheep voiced by Eddie Izzard, the Red Dwarf Trumpkin played by Peter Dinklage, the suspicious Black Dwarf Nikabrik, played by Warwick Davis, the faithful badger Trufflehunter voiced by veteran TV actor Ken Stott and Prince Caspian himself, played by Ben Barnes.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is released in cinemas across the country on June 26th.

For ticket enquiries please contact:

Tel: 0844 856 0202 or go to www.theo2.co.uk

Images can be downloaded from www.image.net and production notes from www.thefilmfactory.co.uk/pressoffice

About Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad. The Disney and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity partnership will aim to raise an invaluable £10 million towards the hospital’s much-needed redevelopment appeal. The money raised will fund the construction of a new restaurant, café and Disney Interactive Zone. The Interactive Zone will be brought to life by Disney’s ‘imagineers’ and the hospital design teams to result in a welcoming meeting area that will be used by patients, families, visitors and staff.

To find out how you can get involved visit, www.gosh.org/disney

© 2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

About AEG

AEG, owner of The O2, owns or operates some of the world’s best arenas and theatres, numerous sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), The David Beckham Academy and a collection of companies dedicated to producing, promoting and presenting world-class live entertainment.

TICKETS FOR THE PRINCE CASPIAN PREMIERE CAN BE PURCHASED FROM MAY 9TH AT: 

WWW.THE02.CO.UK