Independence Day Premiere 1996: This Is What It Looked Like
This Is What the 1996 'Independence Day' Premiere Looked Like
This Friday, Independence Day: Resurgence arrives in theaters, nearly 20 years to the day since the July 2, 1996 debut of Independence Day. Starring Will Smith (pictured here with son Trey Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith), Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Mary McDonnell, among others, the action flick made more than $817.4 million worldwide and created enough of a legacy to inspire a sequel decades later. In honor of the release of Independence Day: Resurgence, see photos from the original film's 1996 premiere, ahead.