Eurostar named as 'official travel partner' for the new Phantom of the Opera film launching on 10 December 2004
3 Dec 2004
Eurostar, the international high speed train operator linking the UK with France and Belgium, is the "Official Travel Partner" for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new film "Phantom of the Opera", directed by Joel Schumacher, which is premiering in London on Monday 6 December 2004 and released in cinemas nationwide on 10 December 2004.
This long-awaited film, starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Simon Callow and Minnie Driver, is set to be a massive success and will appeal to devotees of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, fans of Joel Schumacher films, as well as the mainstream cinema going audience. Tipped to be one of the strongest releases of the year, this hugely spectacular and lavish film is based upon the classic French tale by Gaston Leroux.
Eurostar's Director of Communications, Paul Charles, commented: "We are delighted to be the Official Travel Partner as Eurostar is the natural link between London and Paris, where this stunning film is set. We are honoured that Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher and the stars of the film are travelling on Eurostar to Paris after the UK premiere to launch the film in other European capitals. There is no doubt that many fans will want to travel as well, to visit the locations which are the inspiration behind this wonderful movie."
Eurostar operates up to 16 services a day to Paris with fares from £59 return. Fastest journey times are just 2 hours and 35 minutes.