Walt Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn, announced Wednesday that ticket sales from the 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.
Disney’s “The Lone Ranger”
“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.”
The American Indian College Fund is the premier scholarship organization for Native 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.
Tickets for the premiere event have been donated by Disney to the American Indian College Fund, which will offer them for sale to the public.
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. Tickets are priced at $1000.
Time Warner Cable, a title sponsor of the world premiere of Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” will stream the event LIVE from Disney California Adventure Park. “The Lone Ranger” opens in theaters July 3, 2013.
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