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"Opening night" redirects here. For works with the title "Opening Night", see Opening Night (disambiguation). For other uses, see Premiere (disambiguation).
Film premiere for Flatliners Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, 1990

A premiere is the debut (first public presentation) of a play, film, dance, or musical composition.[1]

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

See also[edit]


  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 & London: Routledge. p. 12. ISBN 0-415-22128-5. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Premiere at Wikimedia Commons