If you’re like us, you’re missing the glitz and glamour that only an ODEON premiere can produce.

From hosting hundreds of glamorous galas at the ‘home’ of premieres, ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, ODEON has become synonymous with the star-studded spectacle of a blockbuster opening night.

While we’re in a nostalgic mood, we thought we’d roll out the imaginary red carpet, unearth some exclusive ODEON content and revisit magical moments from our favourite ODEON premieres in recent years.

What’s more, we picked out premieres that get us particularly excited for some imminent 2020 blockbusters.


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Dunkirk

 

Bagging certain dates on the blockbuster release calendar can be a real dogfight.

But with box-office smashes like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar, Christopher Nolan has earned an unquestionable hold on cinema’s sought after mid-July release spot.

In 2017, Dunkirk was yet another critical and commercial triumph and it was ODEON Luxe Leicester Square that played host to the World premiere, as the cast and crew presented another cerebral Nolan masterpiece to the world for the first time.


Who walked the red carpet?

All-star cast members Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh, took to the red carpet to give their take on the wartime epic, alongside director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas.


What does this get us excited for?

TENET, the latest high-concept, action spectacle from the mind of the British director. Starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, we expect it to blow our minds like only a Nolan film can.





The Lion King

 

Though Disney had already given us wildly successful reimaginings of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, nothing could prepare us - or the global box office - for the glorious spectacle of The Lion King.

Roaring into cinemas in July 2019, it wowed audiences for months, and soared to the summit of several highest-grossing of all time lists, including animated film and musical film.

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square held the European premiere as London’s West End was transformed into the African savannah.

Who walked the red carpet?

Timon and Pumbaa voice actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, and Shenzi voice actor Florence Kasumba, were in attendance alongside director Jon Favreau, and the musical maestros Elton John and Hans Zimmer.




Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

 

When DC announced that the two titans of their extended universe would collide on the big screen, superhero fanatics (like us) rejoiced.

But little did we expect that this long-awaited epic showdown between the caped crusader and the dark knight would be remembered as the moment we were introduced to the new jewel in the DC crown (or perhaps, tiara).

Needless to say, the spectacle of London’s West End being divided in two - one supporting Batman, the other supporting Superman - was a sight to behold before the European premiere at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square.

Who walked the red carpet?

Superhero trio Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot wowed the crowds alongside Lex Luthor actor Jesse Eisenberg, and director Zack Snyder.


What does this get us excited for?

Gal Gadot, blazing back onto ODEON screens as the all-powerful Princess Diana of Themyscira in Wonder Woman 1984, which looks set to take the DC universe in a dazzling new direction.





Kingsman: The Golden Circle

 

If Kingsman: The Secret Service was a rebellious rite-of-passage, the follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle was a sophisticated coming-of-age for the spy comedy series.

Like series protagonist Eggsy, Matthew Vaughn’s tongue-in-cheek take on the espionage genre had graduated from edgy upstart, to a sharp-suited franchise. This time, with a transatlantic twist as the spy agency are faced with yet another freedom-threatening global threat.

Kingsman and Statesman alike descended upon the ‘orange’ carpet at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square as the A-list cast brought serious star power to the sequel’s world premiere.

Who walked the red carpet?

Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton and Mark Strong, were joined by series newcomers, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum and Pedro Pascal, as well as director and writer pairing, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman.


What does this get us excited for?

Forthcoming prequel The King’s Man, which sees Ralph Fiennes and more spearheading the formation of the spy agency at the turn of the 20th century.





Captain Marvel

 

As Marvel’s 11-year Infinity Saga approached it’s all-conquering ‘endgame’, earth’s mightiest heroes were ‘dusting’ themselves down and looking for new hope. At the same time, it was also long overdue for a female superhero to front an MCU film of her own.

So it was even more delightful and powerful when that hero was presented to us in Captain Marvel as the identifiable Carol Danvers, who’s on her own identifiable journey of self-discovery towards becoming the most powerful superhero in the entire universe.

As the cast, crew, and Marvel fanatics descended on London’s West End for the UK gala, ODEON was there to witness the birth of new hope.

Who walked the red carpet?

Brie Larson took to the red carpet with fellow Kree warriors Jude Law and Gemma Chan, and her human allies Lashana Lynch and Samuel L. Jackson, along with writer/director duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.


What does this get us excited for?

The long-awaited origin story for the original alpha-female of the Avengers, Black Widow sees Scarlett Johansson reprise her iconic role and team up with Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour as she delves into her troubled Soviet past. We can't think of a better way to kick off Phase 4 of Marvel's cinematic universe.






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