Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn, announced today that ticket sales from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger will benefit the American Indian College Fund.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 22, at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. A giant red carpet down the Park’s iconic Hollywood Boulevard will be lined with thousands of park guests cheering for the film’s stars, filmmakers and the many Hollywood celebrities in attendance. The Lone Ranger’s horse Silver will make an appearance and an actual train engine built for the film will be on display.
“We’ve had a terrific collaboration with the Native American community throughout the production of Disney’s The Lone Ranger,” said Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “With the world premiere of this exciting film at hand, we are pleased to commemorate the occasion by supporting the American Indian College Fund.”
Tickets for the premiere event are priced at $1000 and have been donated by Disney to the American Indian College Fund, which will offer them for sale to the public. Tickets will be available for purchase starting today online at https://community.collegefund.org/the-lone-ranger. Because Disney is also underwriting the entire cost of the premiere, 100% of the revenues received by the American Indian College Fund for the tickets will be used for scholarships and other support for Native American students.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Academy Award® winner Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Johnny Depp stars as a newly imagined Tonto and Armie Hammer plays the masked lawman himself—the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger opens in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
Source: Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films