Dubai Opera set to stage first red carpet movie premiere

Dubai venue will host VIP invite-only screening of Rocketman on June 11, two days before its official release in the UAE
Rocketman is set to Elton John’s hits and performed by Taron Egerton.
Rocketman is set to Elton John’s hits and performed by Taron Egerton.

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Dubai Opera has announced plans to stage a red carpet premiere event for Paramount Pictures' Rocketman, which charts the life of pop legend Elton John.

It will host a VIP invite-only screening on Tuesday June 11, before it hits cinemas in the region on June 13.

The public will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet of Dubai Opera’s first movie premiere with only 500 public seats going on sale.

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Rocketman follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

The movie, which is set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton, also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Jasper Hope, chief executive of Dubai Opera said: “I am so pleased to announce our first ever red-carpet film event is the GCC premiere of Rocketman, an epic musical about a truly extraordinary artist.”

Ticket prices start from AED95 and include a special performance by a live orchestra before the screening. Limited public tickets are on sale now at dubaiopera.com.

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