Cinemas around the UK to close on the 19th September

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As a mark of respect on the day of The Queen’s funeral, cinemas around the UK will either shut or screen the service for free.

On Monday 19th September, the majority of cinemas around the UK are set to close as a mark of respect on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. This includes all the major chains like Odeon, Cineworld, Picturehouse, Showcase and The Light. The BFI cinema sites, including BFI Southbank and BFI Imax, will also close.

Other cinemas, such as Vue, Curzon as well as the smaller chains Reel, Savoy, Arc and Picturedrome and a number of smaller cinemas, plan to screen the funeral for free to people who wish to come along.

According to Variety, over 150 cinemas plan to participate. We’re unaware at the moment of any planning to stay open, outside of screening the funeral itself.

The BFI has canceled the first day of its London Film Festival pre-festival program because it was set to clash with the Queen’s funeral. Universal has also postponed the UK release of Ol Parker’s Ticket to Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The film, which was due to be released this coming Friday, will now be released on the 20th September, a day after the Queen’s funeral.

More as we hear it.

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