Premieres

Titanic on December 14, 1997

Michelle attended the world premiere for the movie Titanic on December 14, 1997. The premiere took place in Los Angeles at the Mann Chinese Theatre. She attended the premiere with her coach, Frank Carroll, and wore a black sleeveless pantsuit, as seen in these 4 pictures of Michelle arriving. Michelle got her picture taken with Leonardo DiCaprio. Michelle was a big fan of the movie, even taking a video tape of the movie with her to the 1998 Olympics. Check out a picture of Michelle on the red carpet and with Kerri Strug after the premiere. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on December 19, 1997.
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Toy Story 2 on November 13, 1999

Michelle attended the premiere of the movie Toy Story 2 on November 13, 1999 at the historic El Capitan theater on Hollywood Boulevard. She came with her agent, Shep Goldberg. For more info, check out Toy Story 2 Premiere a Family Affair. Also, check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: On the red carpet, a closeup on the red carpet, Smiling on red carpet, and Wireimage.com thumbnails (3). The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on November 24, 1999.
Photo Steve Granitz

Disney's The Kid on June 25, 2000

Michelle attended the premiere of the movie Disney's The Kid on Sunday, June 25, 2000 in Disneyland. Part of Tomorrowland was closed so a wrap party could be held for the movie. Several of the celebrities in attendance rode up in the new Autopia cars, a ride which reopened 4 days later on June 29. Michelle was one of the celebrities who did so, as seen in this picture of Michelle and Spencer Breslin, the star of the movie, riding in the Autopia car. The local FOX station in Los Angeles showed Michelle riding in the car at Disneyland on their 10pm news. She had a big grin on her face, and was obviously having a great time. The newscaster said, "And that's Michelle Kwan...one of Disneyland's special guests." Check out the following 9 pictures of Michelle at the premiere: On the red carpet, another on the red carpet, a closeup, another closeup, another on red carpet, arriving at the premiere, smiling in a closeup, another at the premiere, posing on the carpet, and smiling on the red carpet. For more information, read the press release. Pictures of Michelle at the premiere were in Cosmogirl magazine. Disney's The Kid opened nationwide on Michelle's 20th birthday, Friday, July 7, 2000.
Photo Steve Granitz

The Cell on August 17, 2000

Michelle attended the premiere of the film The Cell on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Michelle arrived with her sister, Karen. Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: On the red carpet, another on the red carpet, arriving with Karen, being interviewed, smiling on the red carpet, a closeup, and posing on the red carpet. Pictures of Michelle at the premiere were in People and InStyle magazine. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on August 18, 2000.
Photo Steve Granitz

Remember The Titans on September 23, 2000

On Saturday, September 23, 2000, Michelle attended the premiere of the movie Remember The Titans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. It was the first Hollywood-style film premiere ever held at the world renowned stadium. The film was shown on four giant screens (65' by 100') on the field at the Rose Bowl. Each screen was custom-made especially for this event. As it began to get dark, Air Force jets flew above the stadium, and four parachuters jumped out of a helicopter and came down onto the field. A live band entertained the arriving guests as games were projected on the Jumbotron. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was former Green Bay Packers player, Jim Hill. Fireworks ended the evening. Stars from the movie Denzel Washington, Will Patton, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer attended the premiere, along with sports stars Mike Singletary, Jack Hamm, and, of course, Michelle. Joining the celebrities were several original members, and the two coaches, of the 1971 high school football team that the movie is based on. Also attending were 50,000 high school football players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches, athletic directors, and principals from all over southern California. Disney's reasoning for inviting thousands of high school students was that they thought the movie was special, and they wanted high school students to preview it. One student said, "the whole night was everything and more than I expected!" Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: on the red carpet, smiling on the red carpet, closeup, laughing, posing on the red carpet, and standing on the red carpet. For more information, read the press release. Pictures of Michelle at the premiere were in People magazine. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on September 29, 2000.
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Pearl Harbor on May 21, 2001

Michelle was at the Pearl Harbor movie premiere on May 21, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the premiere with her boyfriend, Brad Ference, as seen in this picture of Michelle and Brad posing on the red carpet. The premiere took place on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, a four-acre flight deck. A 2,000-seat outdoor theater was constructed that featured a 125-foot-wide screen. Faith Hill sung the national anthem just before the movie was shown. Along with the many celebrities, survivors from Pearl Harbor attended the premiere. Michelle was quoted as saying at the post-premiere party, "What really moved me to tears was when the survivors came out on stage for the fireworks. Everything seemed almost perfect." In an online clip from the premiere, she said, "Yeah, I think it is going to be a very emotional event, you know, it'd be great to see everybody coming together again." Check out the following pictures from the premiere:On the red carpet, laughing on the red carpet, smiling on the red carpet, and Steve Granitz's pictures. For more information, read the articles Pearl of Great Price and Pearl Harbor Premiere. Pictures of Michelle at the premiere appeared in People and Parade magazine. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on May 25, 2001.
Photo Steve Granitz

The Rookie on March 26, 2002

Michelle attended the premiere for the movie The Rookie on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Astor Plaza Theater in New York City. She came with her agent, Shep Goldberg. Many celebrities were at the premiere, including baseball players such as Hall of Famer Willie Mays and Jim Morris, whom the movie is based on, Olympians such as Michelle, Timothy Goebel, and Dominque Dawes, and actors such as Dennis Quaid, B.D. Wong, and Hallie Kate Eisenberg. The typical red carpet was actually replaced by green Astroturf. The after party took place at the ESPN zone. Michelle wore a Dolce and Gabbana pant suit.

At the premiere, she told People magazine, in the online article, "Celebs Pitch In for 'Rookie' Premiere", that although she loves watching baseball, she will be sticking with ice skating. Michelle said, "Baseball's, no good for me. I pitched once and I made it to the mound, I was pretty impressed." Fans have also asked her to sign baseballs. She said, "I've signed autographs on baseballs before and I'm thinking, 'Now, that's not right.'" On the Wednesday editions of the syndicated shows Entertainment Tonight and Extra, they showed Michelle at the premiere. They were both really fast, but they did show her, and say who she was. Pictures of Michelle at the premiere appeared in Marie Claire, InStyle, and Vogue magazine.

You can watch two windows media clips that contain Michelle at the premiere from PRNewswire "The Rookie" premiere site. For the first premiere footage, Michelle is shown at about the 40 second mark of the 1:44 minute clip. In the second event footage, Michelle (with Tim) is shown at about 25 seconds into the 2:14 minute clip. You can also watch video from the premiere from ifilm.com's Rookie page.

Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere and after party: With Timothy Goebel on the green carpet, posing with Tim at the premiere, arriving at the premiere (Smaller version), smiling at the premiere, posing on the green carpet, closeup at the premiere (Smaller version), another closeup, smiling for the cameras, laughing at the premiere, looking at the camera, smiling, posing for the camera, on the carpet, and standing on the green carpet at the premiere. Also, check out the following pictures of Michelle at the after party at the ESPN Zone: At the after party at the ESPN zone (Smaller version), smiling at the after party (Smaller version), posing for pictures (Smaller version), with B.D. Wong at the after party (Smaller version), and with Tim, Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev.

For more information, check out the articles Baseball goes Hollywood, Walt Disney Pictures Hits It Home With The Premiere of 'The Rookie'... , and On the Scene at the World Premiere of The Rookie. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on March 29, 2002.
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Salome on April 30, 2003

Michelle attended the opening night of the Broadway play Salome: The Reading on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. She also attended the after party, which took place at The Whiskey at Time Square. Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei star in the Oscar Wilde play. Of course, Michelle skated to Salome when she won her first World title. She loved the play, which had a limited run from April 30 through June 7, 2003. Others at the premiere included Dianne Wiest, Nathan Lane, and Rue McClanahan. Earlier that day, Michelle co-hosted The View, also in New York City. Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: Wireimage.com thumbnails (12 pictures), globe pictures (31 pictures), globe pictures (14 pictures), At the play's opening, Posing at the play's opening, Walking outside the after party, Waving at the after party, Smiling at the after party, Closeup at the after party, and another at the after party.
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Pirates of the Caribbean on June 28, 2003

Michelle attended the premiere for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on Saturday, June 28, 2003. It was the first movie premiere that took place at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Michelle said, "It was impossible to resist the invitation to come to this premiere. I will use any excuse to go to Disneyland, even a pirate movie." Over 1,500 invited guests attended the 6:30 pm premiere, and fans started arriving as early as 5:45 am.The stars walked down a 900-foot-long red carpet, which passed through Disneyland's Main Street. According to one report, many stars labled it the "the world's longest red carpet", which started at the Mad Hatter shop, around the flag pole, down Main Street and past Sleeping Beauty Castle, until reaching the entrance to Frontierland. The movie was later watched on a giant screen set up on Tom Sawyer's Island. After the premiere, they guests had a seafood feast of crab and lobster, and enjoyed sweet treats of chocolate and special gold coins made just for the event. They were also able to enjoy the many rides of the park, including the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and, of course, Pirates of the Caribbean, which closed at 4 p.m. that day along with almost the entire west side of the Park, to anyone not attending the premiere. It was the earliest closure in the history of Saturdays at the park. Other celebrities at the premiere included Drew Carey, Jane Seymour, Cuba Gooding, Jr.and the movie's stars Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: Wireimage.com thumbnails (6 pictures), more Wireimage.com thumbnails (15 pictures), DailyCeleb.com pictures (7 pictures), filmmagic.com thumbnails (6 pictures), On the red carpet, Posing on the red carpet, Closeup, Smiling, Another on the red carpet, Talking to the media on the red carpet, Yet another Closeup, Walking down the red carpet, A smiling closeup, Looking into the camera, Another posing on the red carpet, Posing for the camera, Another closeup, With some pirates, More smiles, and even more smiling. For more information, check out the press release as well as the following articles and reports: Yo Ho: Pirates Premiere Ransacks Disneyland, Pirates pillage Main Street, and Kate's report on MKF. The movie arrived in theaters nationwide on July 9, 2003, and was one of the biggest hits of the summer.
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Under The Tuscan Sun on September 20, 2003

Michelle attended the premiere for the movie Under The Tuscan Sun on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Others at the premiere included the movie's star, Diane Lane, as well as Benjamin Bratt, Scott Speedman, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen. The after party took place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: DailyCeleb.com pictures (7 pictures), filmmagic.com thumbnails (4 pictures), Posing on the red carpet, Looking into the camera, Smiling, and On the red carpet. The film arrived in theaters nationwide on September 26, 2003.
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Snow White - An Enchanting New Musical on February 21, 2004

Michelle attended the premiere of the new stage show Snow White - An Enchanting New Musical, on Februrary 21, 2004 at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland. Staged at the 1,600-seat theater, the new show is described as a "live 32-minute adaptation of the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." It features many of the well-known tunes from the movie. Attendence at premiere was by invitation only to celebrity VIPs, the media, and parents of children participating in the show. Other celebrities at the premiere included Andy Garcia, Blair Underwood, Elisabeth Shue, Jennie Garth, Joely Fisher, Marilu Henner, Melissa Rivers, Rosanna Arquette, Sela Ward, Eric Close, and Treat Williams.

On the Monday, February 23 editions of the Extra and E! News Daily, they showed a very short clip of Michelle at the premiere. Watch a real video clip of the piece that was shown on Extra (the feature is about 30 seconds into the clip.)

Check out the following pictures of Michelle at the premiere: Wireimage.com thumbnails (5 pictures), filmmagic.com thumbnails (4 pictures), Closeup, With kids at the show, and With kids after the show. For more information, check out show's official site as well as the following articles: An Enchanting Musical Premieres Feb 23 at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre, Disneyland celebrates Snow White's debut, and Blondes, Babies and The Prince of Darkness.
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Last updated October 3, 2004

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