MAMMA MIA! movie premiere dates

Several cast members of the MAMMA MIA! movie will be travelling the world in early July to attend various premieres of the film.

Expected (so far) at most of these dates are Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried. Presumably the world premiere in London and the New York premiere will see all the cast. Producer Tom Hanks is confirmed for the New York event.

Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson will apparently be in attendance at the London (world premiere) and Stockholm events, and presumably also New York. Anni-Frid Reuss and Agnetha Fältskog have been invited to the Stockholm opening, but have apparently declined, despite media reports of an ABBA reunion that night. Word is Björn and Benny are definitely not going to Australia.

World premiere: Odeon Leicester Square, London: 1 July 2008 *
Amsterdam: 2 July
Berlin: 2 July *
London: 2 July (charity preview)
Stockholm: 4 July *
Sydney: 8 July (press junket only?) *
Melbourne: 9 July *
New York: 16 July *

(* announced cast attendance)

Additional information:
Meryl Streep coming to Australia for Mamma Mia
Buy tickets for the Prince’s Trust world premiere of Mamma Mia! The Movie
Attend MAMMA MIA! Film NY premiere + VIP after party

See ABBA World‘s Mamma Mia! The Movie section for all the latest news and more.


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18 Responses to “MAMMA MIA! movie premiere dates”

  1. Ian Cole Says:

    NEWSFLASH! The Official International ABBA Fan Club reports that the world premiere in London has been moved up to 30 June due to a potential Screen Actors Guild strike on 1 July.

  2. trashie Says:

    no Benny and Bjorn for Australia? my interest has dramatically fizzled.

    no Frida and Agnetha reunion? that’s a fizzer too.


  3. Ian Cole Says:

    The Official International ABBA Fan Club reports that due to the pending Screen Actor’s Guild strike, the Berlin premiere on July 2 has been cancelled.

  4. Ian Cole Says:

    For all the latest MAMMA MIA! movie news and more, visit ABBA World’s new MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE mini-site.

  5. Sandy Says:

    Are these information COMPLETELY to be trusted?

  6. Ian Cole Says:

    Certainly. The information has been varified from several sources, including the linked articles. But for the latest, up-to-date information, including date changes and more premieres, visit the new MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE mini-site.

  7. Leszek Says:

    Is there the hour of the premier in Stckholm known already?
    Will it be Red Carpet in fron of the Rival Teatern / Hotel

  8. Ian Cole Says:

    I haven’t yet heard of any of thoese details yet, Leszek. But as soon as I hear anything, it will be posted at

  9. Sandy Says:

    Ian good news all the ABBA members are coming!!

  10. Ian Cole Says:

    Hi Sandy,

    Thanks. I’ve seen the stories today too. Benny himself has said that “all four will be there”. But will it be like when the stage show opened in 2005, when they all arrived separately, and were never actually together.

  11. Leszek Says:

    Hi Ian. Do you have any news about the hour of the swedish premiere and about red carpet? I would be very gratefyl for your update, thanks. That is great they all four are going to appear.

  12. Ian Cole Says:

    Sorry Leszek, I don’t know what time the festivities will be starting. In London arrivals started at around 5 pm for a 7 pm film start. I imagine it would probably be a similar time. If I find any further news, it will be posted at

  13. Leszek Says:

    Dear Ian, thanks for your all answers. Just comming back from Stockholm, having had picture with Bjorn, talking to Frida, seeing Agnetha dancing, and all four of them on balcony, great evening, thanks so much for your help.

  14. Samuel Inglles Says:

    Hi Ian

    Here’s an article on Merryl and Colin in Sydney and Melbourne this week for the press conference and premiere of the movie.

    Kind Regards
    Samuel Inglles

    The Sun-Herald (Sydney) – Sunday, 6 July 2008 (Page 19)


    Mamma Mia! Look who’s here: Merryl Streep and Colin Firth touch down in Sydney. By Christine Sams

    Merryl Streep and Colin Firth jet into Sydney today, ahead of a whirlwind promotional tour for their new film ‘Mamma Mia!’. The famous pair will have a free day in Sydney tomorrow before a press conference on Tuesday. Then they will be whisked off to Melbourne for a red carpet premiere on Wednesday night.

    But there’s no guarantee Streep and Firth will be out and about enjoying the sights of Sydney tomorrow. Their publicists say the stars may be too tired to cuddle a koala at the zoo or climb the Harbour Bridge.

    “They have a free day on Monday, however no activities have been scheduled as yet. As they will be coming off a world tour (having attended the London, Berlin and Stockholm premieres of ‘Mamma Mia!’), they’ll probably be extremely tired and looking to rest,” said the spokeswoman from NBC Universal.

    Despite morning press conference here on Tuesday, Streep and Firth won’t have time to attend the actual screening of ‘Mamma Mia!’ in Sydney. Instead they will attend a similar event in Melbourne.

    Organisers have decided Sydney fans will be content with a video link to the other red carpet event.

    That hasn’t stopped a number of Sydney celebrities from lining up to see the big-screen version of ‘Mamma Mia!’ – stars ranging from Damien Leith to David Campbell, Anna Coren and Kerri-Anne Kennerley are expected to attend the Sydney screening on Wednesday night.

    Although Streep is famed for her Oscar-winning performances, she has let her hair down for the leading role in ‘Mamma Mia!’, the romantic comedy backed by the songs of ABBA.

    Her male co-stars include Firth and former Bond star Pierce Brosnan. The film will be released nationally on Thursday.

    Photo (Imagenet): ABBA-fied…Merryl Streep and Colin Firth, co-stars in ‘Mamma Mia!’

  15. Leslie Says:

    Anyone know any specifics about the NYC movie premiere on the 16th? Like what time, what theater, etc? Any info would be appreciated.

  16. Ian Cole Says:

    Hi Leslie,

    It’s at the Ziefeld Theatre. I believe the film starts at 7.30 p.m., but I don’t know any arrival times yet. As soon as I find out any other details, they’ll be posted at


  17. keithmansfield Says:

    It’s not quite the same as a premier, but if anyone’s a fan you get a good experience at the ongoing Leicester Square previews, including programmes, a traditional cinema organist and messages from Bjorn and Benny (and Pierce Brosnan) recorded specially for the event. A full review on my blog – feel free to link to it from the mini movie site…

  18. Ian Cole Says:

    Hi Keith,

    Great looking pics from the Leicester Square previews on your blog. Thanks for sharing.


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