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For other uses, see Premiere (disambiguation).
Movie premiere setup at the El Capitan Theatre.

A premiere (or première, from the French première, meaning "first") refers to the debut (first public performance) of a finished body of work.[1] Such examples in the arts include those of theatre work, film, dance, or musical composition.

Halle Berry at premiere of Robots movie

Raymond F. Betts attributes the introduction of the film premiere to Sid Grauman.[2]

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  1. ^ "Premiere". WordNet (3.0 Online ed.). Princeton University. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Betts, Raymond F. (2004). A History of Popular Culture: More of Everything, Faster, and Brighter. New York and London: Routledge. p. 12. ISBN 0-415-22128-5.