‘Pelham 1 2 3’ premieres in L.A.

Washington, Travolta 'sang duets over the mic'

“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater.

The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree.

“I grew up in New York, so I grew up on the subway,” said pic’s star Denzel Washington.

Washington said he and co-star John Travolta “sang duets over the mic” since most of the action alternates between the control center and the hijacked subway car.

“We had a microphone relationship,” explained Washington.

During the after-party, producer Todd Black described how energetic helmer Tony Scott would prepare for each shot. “He would breathe really fast, jump up and down, use four-letter words in a funny way, get everyone pumped up with a ton of energy and go ‘fucking action!’ “

More Film

  • Dubai: Arab World Women Directors -

    Dubai: Arab World Women Directors - Hala Elkoussy

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • Annemarie Jacir’s ‘Wajib’ the Big Winner

    Palestinian Annemarie Jacir’s ‘Wajib’ Wins Big at Dubai Festival

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • Mamoru Hosoda Animation ‘Mirai’ Set for

    Mamoru Hosoda Animation ‘Mirai’ Set for July Release

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • Loveless Movie Wild Bunch

    Once-Powerful Indie Player Wild Bunch Seeks a White Knight

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • Palestine's Foreign Oscar Candidate 'Wajib' Scores

    Palestine's Foreign Oscar Candidate 'Wajib' Scores Multiple Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • CineAsia: India’s PVR Signs Bumper Deal

    CineAsia: India’s PVR Signs Bumper Deal With 4DX

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

  • Titanic 20th Anniversary

    'Titanic,' 'The Goonies,' 'Field of Dreams,' 'Memento' Added to National Film Registry

    “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater. The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree. “I grew up in New York, so […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content