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My ‘Iron Man 3’ Hollywood red carpet premiere El Capitan Theatre experience

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

It seemed like I was anticipating my trip to LA to attend the red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3 FOREVER, and then in the blink of an eye, the day had arrived. It was a busy day, filled with lots of hustle and bustle, but it was a day that I will never forget, and an evening that will live in my memories forever.

Before leaving the hotel, I took this selfie with Amy from MomSpark and Vera from Lady And The Blog. I love this picture!

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

After the other 24 bloggers and I were dressed and ready to go, we were making our way to the El Capitan Theatre to walk the red carpet right beside the stars of Iron Man 3 and other guests. In the photo below, we were making our way to the red carpet. I stopped for another quick photo with Amy.

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'
It was a bit of a challenge to get photos on the red carpet, because we were being moved along pretty quickly to accomodate the flow of guests, but Amy snapped the photo of me during the rush below, thanks, Amy!

Crissy Red Carpet
I was amazed with how beautiful the El Capitan Theater looked as we approached. All of the bright lights just added to the glamour of the night. It was a breathtaking experience!

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'
We were able to tour the El Capitan on the following day, and I plan to post with lots of details if you’re interested in this gorgeous and historic Hollywood landmark.

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'
This shot is a bit random, but, I had to include it. I happened to look up on the way into the premiere to catch a glimpse of Josh Bowman from the television show Revenge. I love the show, so, I had to include this cool picture!

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

I was also able to get a shot of Don Cheadle, one of the stars of Iron Man 3.

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

It was so fascinating to be able to see all of the fans lining the red carpet, screaming for the chance to get an autograph or photo of their favorite celebrities!

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

Of course, the man of the night was Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. The fans were going wild by the time he showed up on the red carpet, and boy, did he make a great entrance!

Red Carpet Premiere of 'Iron Man 3'

When Robert Downey Jr. arrived in this gorgeous red Audi, the fans went wild, and the excitement really had a big effect on all of us who were in the area. Photo below is courtesy Disney.

Marvel's Iron Man 3 Premiere

Below you can see the stars of the film lined up for a photo before the premiere started, what an amazing group of people!

Marvel's Iron Man 3 Premiere

I also loved this shot, courtesy of Disney. Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. are just adorable together, and they are both so fantastic in Iron Man 3!

Marvel's Iron Man 3 Premiere

So, all-in-all, having the chance to experience a Hollywood movie premiere was INCREDIBLE! It’s absolutely one of those experiences in my life that will hold a special place in my heart and in my memories. I never would have dreamed that I would have the chance to do something like this in my life, and I’m so glad that I took the leap and made the journey, it was absolutely worth it!

Oh, and you’re probably wondering… how was the movie? AMAZING! More on that later, but, you’re going to love it!

More about Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3rd. Be sure to like Iron Man 3 on Facebook! You can also visit the Iron Man 3 site, or follow @Iron_Man on Twitter. If you would like to follow along with me and the other bloggers on Twitter, check out hashtag #IronMan3Event, and say hello!

More Iron Man 3 Posts on Dear Crissy

12 Quirky Homemade Iron Man Finds on Etsy
5 Fun Iron Man-icures!
Iron Man 3 Movie Posters
New Iron Man 3 Trailer!

I’m receiving an expenses-paid trip to LA from Disney in exchange for my posts before, during, and after the #IronMan3Event. Opinions are genuine, and all mine.

Leave a Comment


  1. Ashley Sears — April 28, 2013 @ 10:26 pm (#)

    Crissy, it was so nice to finally get to meet you, and always your photos are absolutely fabulous! It was the perfect way to spend the week with so many great new friends!

    Totally jealous BTW that you saw Josh. I was walking right behind Emily, but didn’t catch him and I LOVE that show too!


  2. Rita O'Neal — April 28, 2013 @ 10:55 pm (#)

    It looks like it was a lot of fun! Great pictures and you looked absolutely stunning! I look forward on hearing more about your trip.


  3. Janice — April 28, 2013 @ 11:22 pm (#)

    Amazing pics! It looks like you had a blast. We are so looking forward to this movie!


  4. Marybeth Hamilton — April 28, 2013 @ 11:45 pm (#)

    Your photo of Don Cheadle is about one million times better than mine! I had to zoom way in to convince even my husband that it was actually him in my picture!

    I love that picture of you, Amy and Vera, BTW. All three of you look radiant!

    I’m so happy we met last week, and I wish I would have had a chance to sit by you at one point or another to get to know you better. Hopefully some day in the future :)


  5. Nancy Reid — April 29, 2013 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    I am seeing Robert Downey Jr. all over these days! What an exciting opportunity for you and the rest of the bloggers to see him in person. I once ran into him at LAX. I was excited about that. If just catching a passing glimse! Glad you had fun.


  6. Erin — April 29, 2013 @ 9:19 pm (#)

    A friend and I are wanting to attend a red carpet premiere in Hollywood in two weeks, and we were wanting to know how early you had to show up to see all of this. We were thinking really, really early – is this correct?

    Thanks so much for the information!


  7. Kasey@AllThingsMamma — April 29, 2013 @ 10:24 pm (#)

    WOW! That looks like an amazing experience! And, how cool is it of Marshall and Disney to bring in such big group of bloggers to experience it all?!


  8. John S — May 1, 2013 @ 12:52 am (#)

    Well, I’m glad that everything worked out well for you bloggers. You guys got to walk the red carpet and be in the same theater as the celebrities. Maybe you even got a chance to chat with some of the celebrities.

    I was one of the contest winners, and we got the shaft. We were relegated to the Chinese Theater across the street. There were no celebrities at all at that theater. Basically, I traveled 2000 miles from the Midwest, just to watch a movie in a theater with a bunch of nobodies. I could’ve done that in my hometown.


  9. Tiffany Cruz — May 1, 2013 @ 8:20 am (#)

    Your photos are fabulous. Looks like you had an amazing experience on the red carpet!!


  10. Jenn @therebelchick — May 5, 2013 @ 7:45 pm (#)

    We love Revenge too, and I was RIGHT NEXT to Emily and Josh as I turned in my cell phone to security. I wish I had a photo standing so close to them, my daughter would have freaked!


  11. Sarah BB @ East9thStreet — May 5, 2013 @ 8:23 pm (#)

    Crissy, I love experience the event all over again through your photographs! It was such a pleasure meeting you!


  12. Tammilee Tillison — May 15, 2013 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    Your photos from the red carpet are amazing!
    So glad to have met you in LA!


  13. Cindy Orley — May 27, 2013 @ 9:08 pm (#)

    Looks like you had a fantastic time! Can’t wait to read more.


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