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Iron Maiden Flight 666 Takes Off At Rio Premiere

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 4:32 PM


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This update from Iron Maiden:

Flight 666 had its worldwide Premiere yesterday (March 14) in Rio de Janeiro with the Cine Odeon in the centre of Rio packed with 400 fans and 200 media and guests with hundreds of fans outside welcoming the band to this first public viewing of the movie, plus all the major Brazilian news channels filming outside and talking to the band and photographers from many parts of the world. Bruce introduced the directors Sam Dunn and Scott McFadyen and Nicko (McBrain - drums) joined them after the movie for a lively Q and A with the fans.

Says manager Rod Smallwood, "As Brazil is such a feature of the film and also almost a second home to us we thought it totally appropriate to have the World Premiere here and the fans didn't let us down. There was a great turn out inside and outside the cinema. The atmosphere inside was electric as you would expect from our fans here , everyone singing along and having a good laugh at all the humourous parts - yes there are quite a few, but then what would you expect with Nicko around.

We would like to thank all you Brazilian fans who turned out and anyone else who travelled far to be part of it - yes, that includes you two guys who flew in specially from Sweden!

We would like to thank our mates at EMI Brazil and Fabio Lima and his team at Movie Mobz here and the team at AAM for all their hard work and assistance on this. We all had a terrific time and I think everyone really enjoyed seeing the film!!"

The premiere was followed by a spectacular concert in Rio, the first of five upcoming shows in Brazil.

Check out photos from the premiere here.

For the film's North American debut, Flight 666 is showing as part of the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday March 18th. Film-makers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn will also be appearing to introduce the film and take part in a Q & A session afterwards.

Public tickets are strictly first-come first-served and can only be bought from the cinema on the day. The address is The Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin.

Flight 666 starts at 7 PM with the doors opening to the public 30 minutes before, at 6:30 PM.

A teaser clip has now been posted online, and can be viewed below:


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