We're offering film fans the chance to catch a movie for free on Sunday 30 September, as part of National Lottery Cinema Day. To celebrate the National Lottery’s support for British film, thousands of free tickets will be given away at participating cinemas across the UK.

All you need to do is show a Lotto ticket for draws between 26th and 29th September to receive a free cinema ticket for any film showing here on 30 September. Tickets for the screenings are only available on the day from Lighthouse and will be available to anyone aged over 16.

National Lottery players have helped fund thousands of projects across the British film industry, since 1994 they have supported and nurtured new talent through nationwide training and development schemes as well as engaging the next generation through educational initiatives in local schools and at BFI Academies. Their support has also helped British filmmakers to create extraordinary films such as The King’s Speech, Suffragette, Viceroy’s House and Pride and work with the BFI to engage new audiences through the BFI Film Audience Network, IntoFilm and the BFI Audience Fund. Every time someone plays The National Lottery they’re supporting British film as well as community projects in their local area

“Tickets for the screenings are only available on the day from the Lighthouse ticket office. We’re anticipating the day to be very popular so we suggest getting your tickets early on the day - tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis,” explains Sara St George, Head of Sales & Marketing for Lighthouse.

Films which can be seen at Lighthouse on 30 September include the Spike Lee classic Do The Right Things (15) at 3pm and two screenings of King of Thieves (15), the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden heist starring Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone at 5.45pm and 8pm.

Free tickets can only be claimed in person from Lighthouse on Sunday 30 September and cannot be booked in advance.

Published 28 September 2018