Photo of the first preview released for the original Sky SAVE THE CINEMA film ahead of the January release on Sky Cinema and in theaters nationwide

Available on Sky Cinema and in theaters from January 14, 2022

Sky today unveils a First Look image of Samantha morton in the movie Sky Original Save the cinema. Inspired by the extraordinary real-life events triggered by tenacious hairstylist Liz Evans (Samantha morton), Save the cinema illustrates how the determination of a small Welsh town, inspired by the magic of cinema, was able to bring Tinseltown to its doorstep.

The sleepy town of Carmarthen in Wales isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when thinking of Hollywood blockbusters. But that changed in 1993 when city council made the unwelcome announcement that the Lyric Theater – the city’s beloved but financially struggling cinema – would be demolished so that a shopping center could be built in its place.

It’s up to Liz Evans, hairdresser and kingpin of the local community, to defend the struggling cinema and stop the bulldozers. As she and her friends barricade themselves in the theater, she turns to postman-turned-city councilor Richard (Tom Felton) for help – and they hatch a grand plan.

To revitalize the cinema and prevent the council from taking over the hearts of the community, desperate Liz persuades Richard to write to Hollywood to ask for a helping hand. A late night phone call and one of Hollywood’s most legendary filmmakers throws The Lyric a monster-sized lifeline and a premiere Carmarthen will never forget. But will that be enough to save The Lyric?

Save the cinema has a star cast including Samantha morton (Fantastic beasts and where to find them), Tom felton (Harry potter), Jonathan pryce (The two popes), Adel Akhtar (Enola Holmes), Erin richards (Gotham), Owain Yeoman (Emergence), Susan wokoma (Enola Holmes), Colm Meaney (london gangs), Rhod gilbert (Do i have news for you) and Keith Allen (Kingsman: the golden circle). The film is directed by Sara sugarman (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen) and co-produced by Sky and Future Artists Entertainment Film & Television in association with Head Gear Films, LipSync and Ffilm Cymru.

Save the cinema, a Sky Original will be released on Sky Cinema and in theaters from January 14, 2022. The film will also be available on the streaming service NOW via the Sky Cinema subscription.

About the sky
Sky is the European leader in media and entertainment and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 23.4 million customers with the best entertainment, sports, news and the arts, including our own award-winning original content.

Our technology, including market leader Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Peloton, Fiit, and more, all in one easy place. Our streaming service NOW offers viewers all the fun of Sky with the flexibility of a no-contract service. Through our new B2B broadband provider, Sky Connect, we’re bringing super-fast broadband with professional-grade 4G backup to UK small businesses.

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Gangs of London and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides unbiased and trusted journalism for free, Sky Arts is the UK’s only free-to-air arts channel that makes the arts accessible to everyone and Sky Sports, our leading sports broadcasting service, offers customers some of the biggest and best sports in the world. events from the Premier League to Formula 1 and everything in between. Our new TV and film studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which will open in 2022, is expected to create more than 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £ 3bn investment in UK production over the next five years. first years.

We believe we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We are committed to being the first zero carbon entertainment company in Europe by 2030 and we are proud to be the main partner and media partner of COP26. We are proud of our approach to diversity and inclusion: We have been recognized by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we have set ambitious goals for 2025 to continue to increase diversity and diversity. representation. We are also committed to investing £ 30million in our markets over three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.

About Future Artists Entertainment Film & Television Limited
Based in london FAE Film & Television is the newest name in British cinema; a multi-faceted and forward-thinking entertainment company focused on the ever-changing face of youth culture, music and British culture.

Operating in all areas of entertainment, production, international sales, talent management, branding, ownership and creative rights management, Future Artists Entertainment has offices in Los Angeles and in London and is at the forefront of innovation, development and the production of ideas to project.

Future artists Entertainment Cinema and television recently wrapped up production on Sky Original, TWIST starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Rita Ora, and has three more films in pre-production for 2021.

About Ffilm Cymru Wales
Ffilm Cymru Wales
is the Welsh Film Development Agency. We are committed to advancing and sustaining a strong film industry in Wales; one we can all be proud to call our own. We do this by providing funding and training to emerging and established Welsh filmmakers, delivering exciting film experiences to audiences in Wales, engaging people of all ages and abilities in creative learning and developing new skills. and career paths through a range of training programs.

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