Rocketman, the Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton, will have a red carpet premiere at Dubai Opera on June 11, ahead of its general theatrical release in the region on June 13.
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The UAE is going Elton John crazy in the run up to the June 13 release of Rocketman. First of all, Paramount Channel and Comedy Central will warm us up with a 22-minute behind-the-scenes documentary a full week ahead of its cinema release, at midnight on Thursday June 6 (Paramount Channel) and 10.30pm on Friday 7 (Comedy Central).
On June 11, Dubai Opera will host its very first big screen premiere with a VIP, invite-only screening on Tuesday June 11 ahead of its Thursday release but if you want to see it first, you’ll want to get yourself to Dubai Opera.
The public will also have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with 500 public seats going on sale, where guests can experience the red-carpet glamour and enjoy the ultimate movie experience in the lap of luxury. The Dubai Opera event will also be preceded by a live performance from an orchestra.
‘Rocketman’ is a musical fantasy film about Elton John’s breakthrough years. It follows his transformation from reserved piano prodigy, born Reginald Dwight, into the global superstar known as Elton John.
Nearly two decades in the making, the movie has been a long time coming – Elton John originally planned to produce and start shooting in 2001. 13 years later, an initial production start in 2014 was halted due to creative differences with Focus Features.
Since then, the project has gone through several directors, studios and actors, until production commenced in earnest in August 2018. Moving forward with Paramount Pictures, Taron Egerton was ultimately cast as Elton John and Dexter Fletcher signed on as director. The film was completed in Autumn 2018 and premiered at Cannes this month.
Paramount Channel and Comedy Central are available exclusively in the UAE to OSN subscribers. Tickets for the Dubai Opera event are on sale now, from 95AED, at www.dubaiopera.com
Stop what you’re doing, grab your ticket now www.dubaiopera.com and get ready to strut your stuff on the red carpet.