The word “premiere” indicates the first performance or introduction of anything that is about to become public. Movie premieres are the first showings of movies that promise great success. All movies have first showings, of course. Yet, when the media talks about movie premieres, they are talking about promotional events, not merely the midnight showing at your local theater. Movie premieres usually require preregistration or, in some cases, invitations. The movies will be something that has been marketed for a while and will have significance to the viewers such as a base from a best-selling novel or a cast full of famous performers. Movie premieres can be exclusive showings for registered fans, or they can be showings that are preceded by an opening party. The most celebrated movie premieres are red carpet events. These include the movie’s cast as part of the audience.