San Andreas - World Premiere

posted 11 Jun 2015, 05:10 by . WebResources Account   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 05:17 ]
On Thursday 21 May, the Media department took a group of Year 13 students to the World Premiere of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘San Andreas’ in Leicester Square.

It was a beautiful summer’s evening and the atmosphere in Leicester Square was electric; hundreds of film fans, big screens, cameras, the red carpet, autographs and celebrity selfies.

After collecting our tickets, we were excited beyond belief to actually walk down the red carpet ourselves. Unfortunately no one asked for our autograph because we were arriving at the same time as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the film’s star. He was smiley, and sharpely dressed and so, well big! Every inch the celebrity!

We took our seats in the auditorium and soaked up the atmosphere (and complimentary popcorn!) as we waited for the screening to begin. With the show due to start imminently, we noticed a slight commotion at the end of our row. There were security guards, and TV presenter Alex Zane lining up and chatting to a petite, immaculate and youthful looking Kylie Minogue; the cast and crew were preparing to take to the stage to introduce the show, and they were doing so just three feet away from where we were sitting!

The introductions were given by Director Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson as the audience applauded and cheered. The audience (which included friends and family of the cast and crew)continued to applaud, cheer and occasionally heckle throughout the film which made the whole experience more thrilling.

The film itself began with no adverts and no trailers. It was a non-stop 3D, action packed, adrenaline pumping, earth moving, Richter scale climbing 114 minutes of pure Hollywood disaster; with too many clichés to count- we all loved it!

As school trips go, this will go down as one of the most surreal and exciting of them all. It was a wonderful send off for a fantastic bunch of Year 13 students and a night that none of us will ever forget.

Mrs L Silvester