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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.

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.