Beyoncé dazzled the big screen with the premiere of her new concert film on Saturday night, gracing an opulent event hosted in Beverly Hills. The exclusive premiere unfolded at the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Theater of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Attendees were encouraged to attire themselves in “cozy opulence” for the occasion, enhancing the event’s allure. The extravagant affair commenced with a chrome carpet, offering guests a chance to strut and pose for photos adorned with Renaissance film artwork.
Celebrities and luminaries from the entertainment industry graced the event with their presence, adorning the glitzy step-and-repeat carpet. Notable attendees included Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett, alongside an impressive roster including Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Lizzo, Halle and Chloe Bailey, Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Niecy Nash-Betts, Gabrielle Union, Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Kris Jenner, Robin Thede, Jeremy Pope, Laverne Cox, Marsai Martin, Coco Jones, Beyoncé’s dancers Les Twins, and her parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles.
Although Beyoncé herself did not make a formal appearance on the carpet, she stealthily entered and exited the screening with her family once the lights dimmed. Inside the theater, guests mingled and savored the ambience before the screening commenced. Once the film commenced, the attendees were enthralled by the on-screen performances, abandoning the dance floor to the movie’s enchantment. The audience received Renaissance-branded popcorn tins and soda cups, along with a sample of Beyoncé’s new fragrance, adding an extra touch of luxury to the experience.
“Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” chronicles the music icon’s monumental Renaissance World Tour, her most financially successful tour to date, and the album that contributed to her becoming the most honored artist in Grammy Awards history. The film encapsulates behind-the-scenes glimpses and Beyoncé’s mesmerizing on-stage performances, capturing her journey from the tour’s opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its grand finale in Kansas City, Missouri. The project is a creation of the singer’s Parkwood Entertainment.
Following the Los Angeles premiere, a world premiere event is scheduled in London on Thursday before the film officially debuts in theaters on Friday. Distributed directly through AMC Theatres, similar to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert film, Beyoncé’s project aims to captivate audiences globally. Swift’s film became the first concert film to surpass $100 million at the domestic box office, and Beyoncé herself made a special appearance during Swift’s Los Angeles premiere.
Beyoncé has carved a legacy with her concert films, including “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” which premiered on Netflix in 2019, earning six Emmy nominations. The film captured her groundbreaking performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, lauded as one of the most iconic musical showcases of all time.
Tickets for “Renaissance” are currently available for purchase worldwide, promising audiences a cinematic experience brimming with artistry and musical prowess.