There are screenings of The Irishman happening around the UK in October, it’s been revealed.

Ahead of its release on Netflix at the end of November, Martin Scorsese’s eagerly-awaited – and very long – The Irishman is closing the London Film Festival next month. It’s screening on Sunday October 13th, with the cast and crew in attendance.

Gloriously, though, the 210 minute film is the latest movie to be chosen by the BFI to screen around the UK at the same time as its London premiere. We were alerted to this by the brilliant Northampton Filmhouse on Twitter…

Basically, in sites around the UK – and we’ve already seen that Everyman Cinemas are screening the movie – you can see the film on the evening of Sunday 13th October. You have to sit through the red carpet bit, which is beamed live to cinemas as part of the package. That should add a good half hour to things, and ensure you need a more expensive parking ticket. But it’s a chance to see the movie very early and on the big screen.

As we reported here, there are some cinema chains that’ll have no part of this, choosing not to screen the movie in protest at Netflix’s short shrift approach to theatrical exhibition. Vue and Picturehouse sites will not be showing the movie, and more are still expected to follow suit.

The film is in limited numbers of UK cinemas from the start of November.

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