Vue Omni Centre to hold Edinburgh International Film Festival
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
A striking blend of acclaimed films from across the world will be screened at Vue in the Omni Centre as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).
This is the first year the venue is hosting screenings for the world renowned festival and Vue’s programme will kick off with the UK premiere of In This Corner of the World on Friday 23 June, with the final film, The Receptionist, screened on Tuesday 27 June.
Robert Smith, General Manager at Vue Omni Centre, commented: “The EIFF is such an iconic film festival forming an important cornerstone in Edinburgh’s phenomenal Festival calendar and we’re delighted to be a part of it this year.
“We’re screening a fantastic line-up of films from across the world, including Japan, US, Italy and India and I’d urge film fans to book tickets in advance to avoid missing out!”
Mark Adams, Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival said: “EIFF is thrilled to be partnering with Vue Omni Centre for the first time in our special 70th Anniversary year. As one of the world's leading cinema operators, working with Vue will allow the Festival to reach greater heights and expand to more audiences than ever before across Edinburgh.”
In This Corner of the World has been hailed as one of the best Japanese films of this year. The animated historical drama is part of the EIFF’s World Perspectives strand and is set in the 1930s and 1940s in Hiroshima and Kure, Japan, before and after the atomic bomb struck Hiroshima.
Vue’s EIFF programme wraps up with the international premiere of The Receptionist, which tells the story of a Taiwanese graduate living in London who starts working in an illegal massage parlour as a receptionist.
Vue’s full EIFF line up:
In This Corner of the World
Friday 23rd June 2017, 6.00pm
Friday 23rd June 2017, 8.55pm
Saturday 24th June 2017, 1.00pm
It’s Not Yet Dark
Saturday 24th June 2017, 3.45pm
Paris Can Wait
Saturday 24th June 2017, 6.20pm
Saturday 24th June 2017, 8.45pm
Sunday 25th June 2017, 1.00pm
Sunday 25th June 2017, 3.30pm
Love After Love
Sunday 25th June 2017, 6.00pm
Sunday 25th June 2017, 8.30pm
Monday 26th June 2017, 6.00pm
R.A.I.D Special Unit
Monday 26th June 2017, 8.30pm
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 6.00pm
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 8.30pm
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Vue has 86 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 839 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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About Edinburgh International Film Festival:
Established in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema - and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history. Notable films premiered in recent years have included: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, AMY, FINDING DORY, 45 YEARS, A MOST WANTED MAN, COLD IN JULY, THE IMPOSTER, BRAVE, TABU, THE HURT LOCKER, MOON, FISH TANK, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, MAN ON WIRE, CONTROL, KNOCKED UP, RATATOUILLE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and BILLY ELLIOT.
EIFF is supported by Creative Scotland, the BFI (with National Lottery funding), and the Scottish Government through the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, the City of Edinburgh Council, and EventScotland. The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) was established in 2010 with a mission to be at the forefront of the development of a vibrant and successful film and moving image industry and culture across Scotland and beyond. The CMI currently comprises EIFF, Filmhouse in Edinburgh and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen. The Edinburgh International Film Festival Limited is a company registered in Scotland No: SC132453. It is a subsidiary of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) which is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status with Scottish Charity No. SC006793.