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The ‘Patriots Day’ red carpet was filled with celebrities, survivors, and heroes

The film premiered in Boston on Wednesday night.

From left: Mark Wahlberg, former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner Billy Evans, former Red Sox player David Ortiz, carjacking survivor Dun "Danny" Meng, Marathon bombing survivors Patrick and Jessica Downes, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and director Peter Berg. Ben Stas for Boston.com

Bostonians from all walks of life took to the red carpet for the Boston premiere of Patriots Day Wednesday night, with stars like Mark Wahlberg sharing the spotlight with Marathon bombing survivors and officers who aided in the hunt to capture the Tsarnaev brothers.

Among the many in attendance at the Boch Center Wang Theatre were Wahlberg, Patriots Day director Peter Berg, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Marathon bombing survivors Patrick and Jessica Downes (and her service dog, Rescue), former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (played by John Goodman in the film), current BPD Commissioner Bill Evans, Watertown Police Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (played by J.K. Simmons), former FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick DesLauries (played by Kevin Bacon), and carjacking survivor Dun “Danny” Meng (played by Jimmy Yang).

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Here’s a brief peek at the event.

A battalion of Boston Police vehicles line Tremont Street, which was closed off for the premiere.

 

The marquee at the Boch Center Wang Theatre advertises the premiere.

 

Marathon survivor Jessica Downes, with her service dog Rescue at her side, is interviewed on the red carpet as her husband and fellow survivor Patrick Downes looks on.

 

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and ‘Patriots Day’ producer Hutch Parker speak with reporters.

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Director Peter Berg, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, and former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz pose on the red carpet.

 

Former Red Sox player David Ortiz chats with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

 

Former Red Sox player David Ortiz and Senator Elizabeth Warren greet Marathon bombing survivors Patrick and Jessica Downes.

 

Director Peter Berg talks with Dun “Danny” Meng, who was carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers.

 

From left: Mark Wahlberg, former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, former Red Sox player David Ortiz, carjacking survivor Dun “Danny” Meng, Marathon bombing survivors Patrick and Jessica Downes, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and director Peter Berg.

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Mark Wahlberg speaks with Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans.

 

Mark Wahlberg, CBS Corporation President Leslie Moonves, CBS Films President Terry Press, and director Peter Berg.

 

Mark Wahlberg speaks with reporters on the red carpet.

Additional reporting by Ben Stas

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