Exclusive Early Screening of Napoleon with Pre-party at the Embassy Cinemas

This Wednesday, November 22, prepare for a special evening at The Embassy Cinemas in Valletta! You are invited to go see an early screening of ‘Napoleon’, the newest film by Ridley Scott, before tickets go on sale to the public.

While Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ is far from the first film about the historical figure, it acts as an examination of the military commander’s beginnings and his quick, brutal ascent to the throne. The story unravels through the lens of his obsessive and frequently erratic marriage to Josephine (Vanessa Kirby), his one and only real love.

Produced by Apple Studios, the film was partially shot in various Maltese locations over the course of three weeks in May of last year. These include Attard, Senglea, Mellieħa, Siġġiewi, Mdina, Valletta, Fort Ricasoli, as well as the Malta Film Studios in Kalkara. Fort Ricasoli, in particular, was reconstructed to emulate the site of the Siege of Toulon in 1793, where a then 24-year-old Napoleon won his first major battle.

Notably, this is not the first film in Scott’s filmography to have been partially shot in Malta, as the survival drama ‘White Squall’ (1996) and the historical epic ‘Gladiator’ (2000) were both featured scenes shot in Maltese locations. What’s more, Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the titular character in the films, had previously come to Malta to star in Gladiator, making ‘Napoleon’ his second collaboration with Scott.

sneak peek of napoleon shot at fort ricasoli

That being said, guests will be doing more than watching an early screening at this event. The evening will kick off with a pre-party at The Courtyard, the opulent bar at The Embassy Valletta Hotel. It begins at 7.30 pm and will feature an assortment of finger food and beverages. Ofcourse, the Napoleon movie will then be shown at Embassy Cinemas. Tickets are priced at €25 and include the party and the movie screening.

So, brush up on your French history and get read to become a threat to all your friends who are eager to watch the movie (that is unless you take them with you).

Make sure to get your tickets here!