Fox and Crocs Rock at GATORLAND for ``LAKE PLACID'' Movie Premiere

ORLANDO, Fla.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--June 22, 1999--A group of ancient predators will be the special guests of honor when Twentieth Century Fox and Florida theme park GATORLAND host a gala Hollywood-style ``Crocodilian'' premiere on behalf of Fox's upcoming film ``LAKE PLACID.''

The first-of-its-kind event will be held Friday, June 25 at Orlando's GATORLAND, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of Florida's most popular tourist attractions.

In addition to ``LAKE PLACID'' star Bridget Fonda and filmmakers, the event will be attended by very special non-human guests. Crocodile and alligator VIPs will, like their two-legged counterparts, partake in all the accouterments of a gala premiere, including limousine arrivals, klieg lights, red carpet and cheering fans.

While watching ``LAKE PLACID'' from a comfortable spot in GATORLAND's open-air Gator Wrestling Stadium, the crocodiles and alligators will enjoy a buffet of specially prepared concessions, including popcorn buckets full of raw meat, ``finger'' sandwiches and ``fishermen'' stew.

A party for the non-armored-skin guests will precede the screening, featuring special demonstrations and safety tips for mingling with the guests of honor.

All attendees should find something to bite into with ``LAKE PLACID.'' In the comedic thriller from writer-producer David E. Kelley (``Ally McBeal,'' ``The Practice'') and director Steve Miner (``Halloween: H2O''), a nature-phobic scientist (Bridget Fonda), a Fish & Game Warden (Bill Pullman), a sheriff (Brendan Gleeson), an eccentric mythology professor (Oliver Platt), and an irascible, foul-mouthed local woman (Betty White) converge near a remote lake in Maine to investigate a gruesome fatality.

Their adventure, laced with humor and terror, leads to a shocking secret that waits underneath the anything-but-placid waters.

Twentieth Century Fox is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a unit of Fox Entertainment Group. GATORLAND, the Alligator Capital of the World, is located at 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Fla. 32837, 800/393-JAWS or