Red Carpet Premiere of Pete’s Dragon and a tour of the El Capitan Theater #PetesDragonEvent

Pete's Dragon REd carpet premiere

Being invited to a red carpet event is such an honor. The fun that is to be had is unparalleled. There’s nothing for me to compare it to. You get to see so many celebrities doing their mom or dad thing with their kids. I just love it. So why not sit back and visit the red carpet event with me in my post and beautiful pictures. Disney invited me out all expenses paid to cover this event for you.

The party starts like all parties do with us getting ready for the big event. At this point in the day we’ve already put in a full day of interviews and pretty tired and jetlagged. But we push through and we head back to the hotel to get beautiful for the fun on the red carpet.

red carpet ready I’m coming down from the hotel room red carpet ready.

At the party we were able to see lots of celebrities. I am not a huge celebrity fan that’s going to track them down and get their pictures. I’m too much of an introvert that way. However I did see quite a few though. Throughout the night I saw Brooke Charvet, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Patton Oswalt, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Mara, Peter Krause, Howard Stern, the kids from Stuck in the Middle and the kids in Best Friends Whenever. It’s so fun to be in a situation where I can just hang out around them. There’s always a lot of great food and fun activities. Check out my tattoo I got while on the red carpet!

petes dragon tatoo on me This is the only way I’ll get a tattoo! Haha!

Here’s the stars Of Pete’s Dragon on the red carpet.

petes dragon red carpetPhoto Credit to Disney
Wes Bentley is such a nice down to earth guy. You’ll want to make sure to stay tuned for my interview with the great Wes Bentley and his sidekick Oona Laurence.

brycedhoward petes dragon Bryce Dallas Howard, Oona and Oakes Fegley Photo Credit to Disney

It was such a pleasure to be talking with Bryce Dallas Howard too. She’s such a sweet soul. Her interview felt like talking with an old friend. Her interview will be one to look out for!

And now the information about the Pete’s Dragon movie.

Here’s the Pete’s Dragon trailer. You can see it at the theater on 8/12.

Pete’s Dragon is flying into theaters August 12~

Pete's Dragon Poster

Genre: Live Action
Rating: PG
U.S. Release date: August 12, 2016
Running time: TBD

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban,
Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery
Screenplay by: David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
Based on a screenplay by: Malcolm Marmorstein
Producer: Jim Whitaker
Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne

ONE-LINER:
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.

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:
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. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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While we were in town we got to tour the El Capitan Theater.

It was spectacular. El Capitan is where they hold a lot of movie premieres and really is an anchor to downtown LA. Check out my photos.

Our names on the Theater sign.

el capitan theater tour

What a wonderful welcome they gave us. El Capitan has an organ and organist that comes up out of the floor and he plays for you before the film begins. Here’s a fun pic of all of us bloggers gathered around the beautiful organ.

organ at el capitan theater

The theater from 1927 to 1941 was for live theater. The actors had to come there to hone their craft. Once the movies began to be released they changed it over to a theater for movies. I believe they said it was around 1946. In the 1980’s they took the theater back to its roots by scraping all the paint off and restoring it to the brilliance of the first days. It’s really a beautiful theater. I love the marquis out front. I was at the Good Dino premiere here and now for Pete’s Dragon. What a lovely experience.

So tell me have you ever been to a premiere? Do you remember watching Pete’s Dragon or will you see this one?

Make sure you check out my other posts before you go! Pete’s Dragon trailers and my trip itinerary, coloring sheets, and mazes, dot to dot and other fun printable sheets My red Carpet experience and my movie review too!

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