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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Premiere Roundup


Catch up with what’s happening where with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  premiere roundup.

Updated 11 December: The Spanish premiere will be live streamed on  from 20.30 h local time (2.30 pm EST)

Please be aware that there may always be changes to the cast attending the premieres.

World Premiere in Los Angeles

The world premiere will be on Monday 2 December, 2013 at 6.30 pm PT in Los Angeles at the DolbyTheatre and will be live streamed on  Middle-earth News from 6 pm. Stars attending include Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Richard Armitage (Thorin) ,Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Evangeline Lily (Tauriel), Luke Evans (Bard), Stephen Fry (Master of Lake Town), Ryan Gage (Alfrid), Aidan Turner (Kili) and Dean O’Gorman (Fili), along with director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Philippa Boyens.

European Premiere
The European premiere will be at the Sony Centre, Cinestar, Berlin, Germany on 9 December, 2013 at 17.30 pm  It will be live streamed on Kinofans.  Peter Jackson,  Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending according to Klatsch-Tratsch. In addition , Red Carpet Reports say Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Adam Brown, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Ryan Gage and John Bell will also be there, along with Ed Sheeran, who sings the films theme song “I See Fire”.

Additional European Premieres
On 10 December, 2013 there will be a Swiss premiere at Arena Cinemas in Zurich, Switzerland.  Aidan Turner (Kili), Dean O’Gorman (Fili) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) will be attending. Our friends at Warner Brothers Zurich tell us that the red carpet event will start at 6.45pm.   Check Warner Brothers Schweiz facebook page for details. While it’s not possible to buy tickets, there will be opportunities to win them. Watch out for the TV spots on several channels beforehand (RTL Group).

The Spanish premiere will be held in Madrid on 11 December, 2013 at the  Kinepolis Cinema.  This will be attended by Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Luke Evans (Bard). The premiere will begin at 20.30h with the film starting at 21.30 h.  The premiere will be live streamed on from 20.30 h local time (2.30 pm EST)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug goes on general release in the US and UK on 13 December, 2013. Worldwide release dates can be viewed here.



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  3. DOS will be amazing, I can’t wait to see the movie! 🙂
    I would like to attend the Swiss premiere… how can I win the tickets? Anyone here knows something about?

    • Watch for the TV spots on RTL. If you have a specific question, let me know and I’ll try to find out for you.

      • Thank you very muche for the kind answer!
        Unlucky I live in the Swiss italian part and just don’t get RTL group channels… I was trying to find them out in Zattoo, but any chance… :/

        • There will be a premiere in the Italian part of Switzerland on Dec 11 (without cast members). Information will be spread via radio, print and
          some TV stations (details are still being finalised, so no further info available right now). In French Switzerland the premiere will be on Dec 10 (no cast members)
          Information will be found a few days prior to the event on several print media.

        • You could try looking on the RTL website if you can’t get the TV channels, but I cannot guarantee that the info for the Zurich premiere will be posted there. Sorry.

  4. Why are there still no informations anywhere about the premiere in Berlin? Who is attending (Richard Armitage???) and are there any chances for us to buy (or win) tickets in Germany? Do you have any ideas??

  5. Hallo, i don’t understand why they make so a big secret about the actors who comes to Berlin.I want go to the premier but first I want know who comes to the red carpet. I must nearly pay 500 € for this trip and hotel, and I don’t have money to put out of the window. If RA comes :-):-):-):-) reagards Beate

  6. Tanja Tanariel says:

    I am watching TV – especially the advertisements, but still no TV spot spotted 🙁 I live one hour from Zurich, do you think there is a possiblity to get an autograph from the Kili and Fili actors, even I do not have tickets? 🙂 Even without tickets, I would fully dress up 😉

  7. Thanks eviebowman, precious infos! I will check RTL website, hoping for some fortune! 😉 Btw I will be in Zurich the 10, trying to see some of my favourite dwarves, also in the case I don’t get the tickets… :p

    Tanja Tanariel, you’re great! 🙂

    • Tanja Tanariel says:

      Weeee Thank you 🙂 Hope to see you in Zürich 🙂 If you want please look me up in Facebook 🙂

  8. I’m going to the premiere in Madrid, but I have no ticket. It’s sad to just stay outside. I couldn’t find any competition, probably all such news are in Spanish… anyway, I sent am email to Warner Bros asking about entrance to premieres. They replies and said that it’s only based on invitations and didn’t even say anything about competitions. It would be brilliant if they had some for Spain too! (with international aprticipation).

  9. Somebody from the German Lord of the Rings-Fansite wrote to Warner Bros and got the information e-mail that the following Stars will attend the Berlin premiere:

    Peter Jackson
    Martin Freeman
    Richard Armitage
    Evangeline Lilly
    Luke Evans
    Benedict Cumberbatch

    That is just great! 🙂

  10. Marion Ziemke says:

    Same here. I can´t be away from home for long because of my fathers illness. If I´d do the journey, it would be to see Richard Armitage. As short as the travel appears to be, for me it is a big thing.

    Marion Z

  11. Marion Ziemke says:

    Will there be any fan meet up?

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  13. So, no Lee Pace anywhere? 🙁

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  15. Where is Lee going to be???

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  19. Hello

    There is this Problem with the Premiere in Berlin and some kind of Fan Area Tickets with no accurate description.Does somebody know if it will be possible to stay at the Red Carpet?Does anybody have information about thos Fan Area Tickets?