Sunday, 15 November 2015

UPDATE: 'Mockingjay - Part 2' L.A. Premiere Scaled Down Out Of Respect For Paris - Press Interviews & Livestream Cancelled

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Lionsgate have announced today that tomorrow's planned Los Angeles premiere of Mockingjay - Part 2 at the Microsoft Theatre has been scaled down. This was done out of respect for last Friday's tragic attacks in Paris - where key parts of the Mockingjay two-parter were filmed, and which also served as inspiration for the Capitol's geography in the film. Per the studio:
Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s Mockingjay 2 premiere. We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.
This does not affect the planned fan/guest arrangements - the bleachers/barriers next to the carpet, unlike the other premieres, are reserved for select fans with passes (limited passes were made available yesterday and have now run out), guests, fan sites, and competition winners that will all be attending the film itself too. Fans without passes will be able to watch the red carpet arrivals from near the Staples Center.

What the press cancellation means, is that the cast will spend less time on the carpet overall and will hopefully be able to greet more fans. However, we are unsure at the moment on how this will affect the planned live-stream of the premiere. UPDATE: We have confirmed with Lionsgate that the livestream has been cancelled, as it would have been interview-based. There will be no official HD stream of the event - only way to keep track live will be through social media posts and Periscope.

The Mockingjay - Part 2 Los Angeles premiere begins Monday night at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET/1:30am GMT (Tuesday). USA Today have also revealed that there will be another premiere in New York, presumably at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, on Wednesday night - our understanding is that fans will not be able to line up by the carpet to see the cast arrive.

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