Friday, 22 April 2016

400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death



Something a little different for you today, but interesting nonetheless! On the 28th of April to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the BFI in association with Park Circus will be screening the classic film RICHARD III starring Ian McKellen, Annette Bening and Jim Broadbent in cinemas across the UK for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The film has been restored in 2K resolution, and the event will include a special post-film Q&A discussion with Sir Ian McKellen and director Richard Loncraine live via satellite in nationwide cinemas from BFI Southbank. Additionally, the screening will also begin with an exclusive documentary in which both Sir Ian McKellen and director Richard Loncraine reflect on the filmmaking process of RICHARD III and the continuing significance of Shakespeare in society today.

This is an amazing opportunity for you all to rediscover the wonder of Shakespeare and enjoy the brilliant acting of Ian McKellen and his co-stars. 


Here are the places across the UK that are screening this amazing film:



England
Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Cinema
Ambleside, Zeffirellis
Bath, The Little Theatre Cinema
Belper, Ritz Cinema
Bradford, National Media Museum
Brighton, Duke of York’s Picture House
Bristol, Watershed
Bury St Edmunds, Abbeygate Cinema
Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Canterbury, Gulbenkian Cinema
Chichester, Chichester Cinema at New Park
Dartington, Barn Cinema
Derby, QUAD
Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
Haverhill, Haverhill Arts Centre
Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
Hexham, Forum Cinema
Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
Lancaster, The Dukes
Leicester, Phoenix
Liverpool, FACT
London, BFI Southbank
London, Clapham Picturehouse
London, Crouch End Picturehouse
London, East Dulwich Picturehouse
London, Greenwich Picturehouse
London, Hackney Picturehouse
London, Lexi Cinema
London, Olympic Studios
London, Phoenix East Finchley
London, Ritzy Picturehouse
Manchester, HOME
Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema
Northampton, Errol Flynn Filmhouse
Norwich, Cinema City
Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
Penistone, Penistone Paramount Cinema
Poole, The Lighthouse
Rye, Kino Rye
Sheffield Showroom Cinema
Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Stockport, Savoy Cinema Heaton Moor
Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse
Truro, Plaza Cinema
Welwyn Garden City, Garden City Cinema
York, City Screen Picturehouse

As you can see, there are a multitude of cinemas, centres and Museums that are screening the film, so there are many opportunities to see the film and the documentary! This is a great opportunity to honour an incredible writer and poet, as well as marking a key moment in history. Check out where the screenings are and save the date!