I was a guest of Disney at the Pete’s Dragon Premiere Party and Red Carpet.
Hollywood is known for its movie making and fashion. It’s also known for its red-carpet tradition.
The term “red carpet” may have originated back in 1902, when The New York Central Railroad used red carpets to direct people to board their 20th Century Limited Passenger train.
Hollywood showman Sid Grauman may be credited with creating Hollywood’s red-carpet tradition. He rolled out a crimson-colored walkway for the movie Robin Hood premiere back in 1922 in front of his Egyptian Theater.
Today, red carpets in Hollywood embrace our fascination with movies, fashion, and celebrities. It’s the party celebrating the première of a movie and Monday, August 8th, I was there for the premiere and pre-premiere party of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.
The theme was green.
I joined 24 bloggers in attending the Pre-premiere party at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. It’s a hotel that dates back to 1927. Through the years it’s seen famous stars such as Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe.
Fun Fact: The El Capitan Theatre is a first-run theatre for movies released by Walt Disney Studios . Every Disney-Pixar movie has premiered at El Capitan Theatre, except Cars and Wall-E.
Fun Fact: Rob Richards has played more than 4,000 performances at the El Capitan since 1999!
Pete’s Dragon arrives in theaters everywhere August 12th!
Pete’s Dragon Synopsis:
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.