Global Celebration of “Thunderbirds day” sees a program of exclusive screenings at VUE.
Wednesday 16th August, London – ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) are pleased to announce that the first annual International Thunderbirds Day will take place on 30th September 2017, providing fans all over the world with a date to mark their love of the original Thunderbirds TV series as well as its new-generation revival Thunderbirds Are Go. The iconic British TV series first aired in the UK on 30th September 1965 and has remained a family favourite for over 50 years; International Thunderbirds Day celebrates the date that Gerry Anderson’s creation first appeared in homes across the UK.
Vue Entertainment will be helping fans across the UK celebrate with a programme of exciting exclusive Thunderbirds Day screenings. This unique event, held at 2.00pm on Saturday 30th September, in 52 venues nationwide (in honour of 52 years of Thunderbirds), will include a never-before nationally screened episode of Thunderbirds (The Abominable Snowman, from the Thunderbirds 1965 project) in the style of the classic series, filmed in Supermarionation and using audio recordings starring the original cast, followed by two brand new episodes of the hotly anticipated Season 2, Part 2 of Thunderbirds Are Go coming to CITV this Autumn. Suitable for the whole family, fans old and new, or those looking for an introduction to the world of International Rescue, this is a one-off event that is not to be missed. Fans are encouraged to go dressed as their favourite character (which could be Virgil Tracy, Brains, Parker or Lady Penelope) and post their photos using the hashtag #FAB@Vue to win exclusive prizes! Tickets are available at https://www.myvue.com/film/thunderbirds-are-fab (see local Vue Cinemas for details).
Further F.A.B activities to celebrate all things International Rescue on Thunderbirds Day will be announced soon!
For more information, please contact:
[email protected] / 0207 932 9800
https://www.thunderbirds.com/ @ThunderbirdsHQ / #FAB
The event will be screened in the following cinemas at 2.00pm on Saturday 30th September 2017:
ABOUT ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home entertainment, publishing, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITVS GE distributes celebrated content across all genres from both its in-house production business, ITV Studios, and in collaboration with leading producers from around the world.
Part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has offices in London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney.
ABOUT VUE UK
Vue Entertainment (Vue UK & Ireland) is a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the big screen experience. Vue has 87 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 843 screens projecting in Sony Digital Cinema 4K for ultra high definition pictures. Vue offer stadium seating, VIP seats and luxurious recliners alongside a range of content, in addition to highly anticipated blockbusters. With event cinema titles including opera, ballet, musicals, national theatre, live streaming of sporting events and concerts through to hosting Gaming championships and dedicating multiple screens to eGaming arenas Vue is well known for providing the most innovative cinematic experience.
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