No word of an Irish premiere yet though

The upcoming Michael Jackson film ‘This Is It’ will have multiple premieres simultaneously around the world. Fans worldwide will have the opportunity to celebrate the global launch of the film when Sony Pictures Entertainment hosts over 25 global premieres, with more than 15 of those coordinated simultaneously around the world, on Tuesday October 27.

Simultaneous with the LA Premiere at 6.00pm Tuesday October 27, the London Premiere will take place at 1am Wednesday October 28 at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square.

Following the London Premiere event, UK and Irish audiences will be able to see the highly anticipated film for the first time when the film opens to the public from 4.00am on Wednesday October 28.

The film’s world gala will be in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Tuesday, October 27.  That event, which begins at 6.00pm PDT, kicks off a series of more than 25 premieres around the globe.  More than 15 cities, including London, New York, Rio De Janeiro, Berlin, Johannesburg, and Seoul will host events simultaneously, with red carpet arrivals and activities from the Los Angeles event broadcast by satellite to those cities.  Other cities, including Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris, and many others will host their own, non-simultaneous premiere activities.


After the worldwide celebration of the motion picture, the first public screenings of the film will begin.  For example, the first audiences in Los Angeles will see the film at 9.00pm; in New York, audiences will have the opportunity to see the film at midnight; and in London, cinemas open at 4.00am UK/Irish time.

“Michael Jackson has an army of fans everywhere around the world.  By rolling out this film simultaneously worldwide, we are giving audiences an incredible opportunity to join together in celebration of Michael Jackson’s incredible career,” said Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures.
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Is This It – opens in Ireland on October 28th 2009