‘Mission Impossible’ strict dress code sees guests turned away from NYC premiere
This premiere is set to self-destruct in 10… nine…
According to TheFantasyTimes, the screening of Tom Cruise’s latest film on Monday night, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” faced difficulties due to a strict dress code. The organizers’ tough door policy created a headache for them as multiple guests were turned away for not meeting the sartorial standard.
Although insiders claim the screening went smoothly, there was a scramble to fill empty seats inside the auditorium. It is reported that many guests who failed to meet the dress code were turned away, resulting in noticeable vacant seats throughout the room. However, seat fillers were found before the movie started to occupy these empty spots.
The invitation specified the dress code: Evening Cocktail Attire (no jeans, no T-shirt, no logos/offensive clothing). Paramount had the right to turn away anyone for inappropriate attire or other reasons, while recommending comfortable shoes.
It is unclear why the organizers were so insistent on proper attire, as it is uncommon for industry events in New York to be strict about dress codes, even allowing the occasional pair of jeans.
The premiere was attended by veteran “Mission: Impossible” stars Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, along with new additions such as French actress Pom Klementieff and “Top Gun: Maverick” actor Greg Tarzan Davis. Sherri Shepherd and Tony Danza were also present, all appropriately dressed for the occasion.
We have learned that Cruise left the screening 30 minutes into the movie to head to Teterboro Airport. Paramount declined to comment on the matter.
This premiere will self-destruct in 10 . . . nine . . .
TheFantasyTimes hears it was a case of “Admission: Impossible” for a screening of Tom Cruise’s latest flick on Monday night — and that the organizers’ tough door policy ended up creating a headache for the organizers themselves.
Spies told us that there was such a strict dress code at the New York premiere of “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater that they watched as a number of would-be guests were turned away for failing to dress up to the stiff sartorial standard.
And — while event insiders swear that the screening went off without a hitch — we hear there was a scramble to fill empty seats inside the auditorium.
Our sources believe that so many underdressed invitees were told to take a hike that there were empty seats noticeably scattered throughout the room.
But before the lights went down and credits rolled for the seventh installment of the Paramount franchise, workers found seat fillers to take the spots.
Invites said, “Dress code: Evening Cocktail Attire (no jeans, no T-shirt, no logos/offensive clothing). Paramount reserves the right to turn anyone away for improper dress or other reasons. Comfortable shoes highly recommended.”
And, it seems, organizers weren’t messing around.
But it is unclear why they were apparently so insistent on proper attire.
It’s unusual for planners of industry occasions, especially in New York, to get uptight about the occasional pair of jeans.
Veteran “M:I” stars Cruise and Simon Pegg, series newbies including French actress Pom Klementieff and “Top Gun: Maverick” actor Greg Tarzan Davis, plus Sherri Shepherd and Tony Danza (all properly dressed, we’re quite certain) turned out for the occasion.
We hear Cruise hit the road 30 minutes into the movie for Teterboro Airport.
A rep for Paramount declined to comment.