The mystery adventure film Tomorrowland, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney, will premiere at an invitation-only, celebrity studded event at the Disneyland Resort on May 9th. The film will have its inaugural screening at The Downtown Disney District rather than in the section of Disneyland with which it shares a name.
In the film, a former boy-genius (Clooney) and a gifted teenager (Britt Robertson) set out on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of “Tomorrowland,” an enigmatic location caught between time and space. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
Tomorrowland is expected to be screened at the AMC Downtown Disney theaters, with areas dedicated to a “red carpet” arrival area (presumably running in front of the ESPN Zone).
In 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2011 Disneyland Park played host to each of the four Pirates of the Caribbean films. At those events the films were shown on a large temporary screen poised on the edge of Tom Sawyer Island. In 2013 Disney California Adventure introduced The Lone Ranger.
If things work as they did at the earlier events, limited space may be available along the “red carpet” to view the film’s stars and celebrity guests as they arrive. Park hours could be adjusted and Downtown Disney District parking severely limited on the day of the event. Watch for details from WDW News Today for details as they become available.