It was announced today that the U.S. premiere of director Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” will take place in Chicago on Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm at the Civic Opera House. The event is co-sponsored by The H Collective, a US-based full-service film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company, along with IMAX® and Valvoline.
A red carpet will take place on the Chicago River directly in front of the venue prior to the special event with cast and filmmaker participants including Director Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, and Jerrod Carmichael.
In conjunction with the Chicago Film Office, Mayor Emanuel is proud to premiere “Transformers: The Last Knight” in Chicago. This will continue the upward trend of increased media production in the city, due to its active and growing film industry. The premiere takes place along the Chicago River against the striking backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic skylines. Recent investments along the river, including the recently extended 1.25 mile Chicago Riverwalk, demonstrate Mayor Emanuel’s commitment to increasing access to and recreational opportunities in areas that had previously been dormant.
Paramount Pictures presents in Association with Hasbro a film directed by Michael Bay. It is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, p.g.a., Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, and Ian Bryce, p.g.a., and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner, and Mark Vahradian.
Paramount Pictures will release the film on Wednesday, June 21st.