In celebration of the upcoming release on May 20 of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the next installment in the hugely popular film franchise, directed by Rob Marshall, Walt Disney Studios announced today special “Pirates Day” fan events, fun-filled celebrations of all things “Pirates,” which will include advance 3D fan screenings of the film. The events will take place on May 14 in and around the Hot Topic stores in Hollywood, Calif., and Paramus, N.J.
The “Pirates Day” events are part of a month-long takeover of Hot Topic’s 650 stores nationwide to provide an immersive “Pirates of the Caribbean” retail environment, making Hot Topic an exciting retail destination for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” merchandise. Disney Consumer Products will have an impressive retail presence in Hot Topic stores across the country with “Pirates of the Caribbean” shirts, jewelry and accessories.
The Hollywood event, held in and around Hot Topic’s flagship store at the Hollywood & Highland complex, showcases a newly launched “Pirates”-themed experience, including the hull of a pirate ship seemingly crashing into the main courtyard. Starting at 4 p.m., fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting afternoon, featuring live pirates performers, toy demo stations, trivia giveaways, special photo opportunities and a chance to see real props and costumes used in the film. Fans are encouraged to come early and dressed in their best “Pirates” costumes for a chance to win incredible prizes in the Ultimate Fan Contest and have an opportunity to secure VIP seating at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” advance fan screening, presented in RealD 3D at the El Capitan Theatre. Full event details can be found at HotTopic.com/pirates.