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.World premiere of Disney's A Christmas Carol to kick off festive season

13 September 2009 by 13 September, 2009 | By Screen staff

London will host the world premiere of Disney’s A Christmas Carol across three screens simultaneously, in what it is claimed will be the biggest UK 3D screening to date.

The film, which stars Jim Carey, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins and Robin Wright Penn, will premiere at the Odeon and Empire cinemas on Leicester Square and the Odeon West End. The film’s cast and director Robert Zemeckis will attend the event on November 3.

The premiere is part of an event to kick off London’s festive season.. The Christmas lights on the city’s Oxford and Regents Streets will be themed around the film, adapted by the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, and will be switched simultaneously on that night.

The event was announced today (September 13) by London major Boris Johnson in New York, as part of campaign to promote the city to American tourists. He said: “We want to bring to life the magic of Dickens’ enduring, much loved classic. With Disney’s dazzling lights, plus events in the West End and the City, it’s going to be one of the biggest festive celebrations the capital has ever seen. Hosting the world premiere of Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ will kick things off in magnificent style.”

Tickets to the premiere with be available to the public with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.


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