Disney announces details of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” movie premiere to be held at Disneyland on May 7

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The world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” will take place at Disneyland Park on May 7, 2011 with celebrity red carpet arrivals (actually, this time the carpet will be black) and a first-ever outdoor 3D screening, all to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

All of the film’s stars are expected to attend, including Johnny Depp, Geoffery Rush, Penelope Cruz, and Ian McShasne, as well as many other Hollywood celebrities. But anyone is invited to attend, and while the price of a ticket is steep, the cost goes to a great cause.

Individual tickets for the premiere event are $1,000 and are now available for sale at www.piratespremiere.com. Disney is donating 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. (The Fair Market Value of the ticket is $100, so $900 of the purchase is tax-deductible.) The relationship between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Walt Disney Company started more than 50 years ago when Walt Disney was made an honorary member of the organization’s board of governors.

Disneyland Park will close early to the general public, allowing ticket holders beginning at 6 p.m. on May 7 to a few attractions, including Big Thunder Mountain, the Indiana Jones Adventure, The Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, and – of course – Pirates of the Caribbean.

But for those not wanting to pay the $1,000 price, there is still a chance to see the celebrities without seeing the film itself. Admission to Disneyland on May 7 allows guests to stand on the sidewalks of Main Street USA. Disneyland gates will open at 6:30 am that day, at which time guests will be able to line up at the red carpet (black carpet!) to wait for the events to begin. No saving spaces will be allowed. The Mickey & Friends Parking Structure will open at 5:30 am on May 7th for Guests to park. Guests will not be encouraged to line up at the Disneyland Main Gate prior to 5:30 am.

Those who do wish to buy the special, limited tickets will be treated to an extravagant night filled with fun and close brushes with celebrities. Parking is included in the $1,000 price as is a buffet dinner party before the movie begins, taking place in Frontierland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country. All of the filmmakers, film’s stars and other celebrities are invited to attend the same pre-screening party in Adventureland and Frontierland. The main film talent will spend quite a while doing interviews on the red carpet (still black!), so they may not have much time in the party.

After, ticket holders get a reserved seat to the film’s screening, plus popcorn and and a soda. Seats are on a first-come, first-purchase basis. The film will be presented along the Rivers of America, as it has been for the previous three “Pirates” premieres at Disneyland.

Along the red carpet (yep, actually black!) down Main Street USA, still cameras will be allowed for ticketed attendees, but not permitted into the movie screening. No video cameras will be allowed for ticket holders at any time. Those attending will not be permitted to ask celebrities to sign autographs or pose for individual pictures.

To make the special outdoor movie event possible, XPAND 3D will be utilizing their new INFINITY Large Screen System for the 3D experience, and each guest will receive a pair of Pirates of the Caribbean–branded XPAND Universal 3D glasses. Christie will be providing their CP2230 digital cinema projectors to present the movie in 3D.

Once again, tickets to the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” movie premiere at Disneyland are available now at www.piratespremiere.com.

And after the premiere ends, Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters May 20, 2011, in Disney Digital 3D.

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