A lot of people have emailed me over the past few days in reply to my newspost about the premiere being held in Paris, so allow me to set a few things straight.
First of all it is not a certain fact that the world premiere will be held in Paris, it is however ninetynine percent certain that the European premiere will be held in Paris. As for the world premiere, well, we reported a while ago that it might very well be held in the Embassy Theatre in Wellington (and having been there I’d say that it more then qualifies for a world premiere), and I still think it will be.
Now as for the premiere in Paris, it seems I was a bit hasty with reporting that it would be held in the Odeon because several people have emailed me to tell me that the Odeon isn’t really a theatre meaning that they don’t show movies there but plays, so it’d be kin of hard to hold a premiere there, not even mentioning the fact the the Odeon theatre is going to be closed for two years starting this autumn (owh common, I’m a bit rusty on my French, how was I to know?)
But it seems that big blockbuster premieres in the past have been held in the various theatres on the Champs Elysées (which is a very nice location indeed), and in specific the Rex, the Normandie or the Cine-Cite Bercy. Now only the Normandie is right on the Champs Elysées so could that be the location for the European premiere of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ?
Anyway, thanks to all the people who put me back on the right track!