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See Blinded by the Light for free in Wotton-under-Edge, on National Lottery Cinema Day

National Lottery Cinema Day is back for 2019 to celebrate support for UK film and filmmakers and the Electric Picture House Cinema in Wotton-under-Edge is taking part: you can visit the cinema for free on Sunday 25 August when you show a Lotto ticket for the 24 August draw (purchased in store or online).


As this offer may be popular, advance booking is recommended. You can do that from Wednesday 21 August via www.cinemaday.co.uk and also on 25 August at the cinema (doors open at 7pm). Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis. You need to be over 16 years to claim a free ticket. For more information and terms and conditions see www.cinemaday.co.uk.


On the day, the cinema is screening the new British release Blinded by the Light (12A). Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Becham, Viceroy’s House) Blinded by the Light is inspired by British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir “Greetings From Bury Park.”


National Lottery players have helped fund thousands of projects across the UK film industry: since 1994 they have supported and nurtured new talent through nationwide training schemes which have seen individuals go onto to work on world famous blockbusters including Solo: A Star Wars Story, etc.


Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community. The 25th birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week. 


The National Lottery has made more than 5,350 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes - over 565,000 individual grants have been awarded across the UK. That’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district.


For more details about what's showing at the Electric Picture House, please visit wottoncinema.com.

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