“In light of the ongoing, active fires being battled in the area, we have canceled tomorrow’s red carpet and after party of the Los Angeles premiere of Instant Family,” said a Paramount spokesperson in a statement sent to Deadline. “We will move forward with the screening, as a number of foster youths and organizations working in the foster community will be in attendance. Food intended for the after party will be donated to The American Red Cross, which is providing aid to victims of the fires. Additionally, we will be screening the film at an evacuation center for victims of the fires —location to be confirmed. Our hearts go out to those impacted.”
The screening will take place at Regency Theatre in Los Angeles. The family comedy will open in theaters on November 16.
The Woolsey Fire that has threatened communities in Southern California grew to more than 70,000 acres overnight, doubling in size despite calming winds. The fire is still 0 percent contained, according to officials, and evacuations are still ongoing. Approximately 95,000 people have been evacuated related to the Woolsey Fire. The fire has since been five percent contained and evacuations for Los Angeles and Ventura counties have stayed in place.
Paramount recently hosted a screening and dinner with the American Red Cross for evacuees from the fires at Pierce College. Instant Family actors Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Charlie McDermott and writer/director Sean Anders were in attendance to distribute water and helped serve dinner to the evacuees.
Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the American Red Cross of Los Angeles spoke to the crowd about the fires and thanked their partners including the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health team, nurses from the Department of Public Health, and Pierce College.