Cineworld Birmingham Selected to Host Locke Film Premiere

Film Birmingham, in partnership with Cineworld, welcomes Hollywood film star Tom Hardy and Oscar-nominated local director Steven Knight to Birmingham for the release of Locke  

Birmingham, 8th April 2014 - Film Birmingham, Birmingham City Council's film office and Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, is thrilled to announce that it will host the premiere of the much anticipated thriller, Locke, at Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street on 16th April 2014. 

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, famous for his stand out roles in The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless, and critically acclaimed director Steven Knight, screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Peaky Blinders, will be in attendance to celebrate the release of the British drama thriller.

Tom Hardy stars as Ivan Locke, in the highly-anticipated, 2013 BIFA Award-winning second film from writer/director Steven Knight. LOCKE is the story of one man’s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90-minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. . From Lionsgate UK, LOCKE is the highly-anticipated second film from UK writer-director Steven Knight (Hummingbird). It is based on an original screenplay by the Oscar-nominated Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and is produced by Oscar-nominated producer Paul Webster (Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, Eastern Promises, Atonement) and Guy Heeley (Hummingbird) through their London-based company, Shoebox Films. Shoebox is a partnership between Webster, Heeley and director Joe Wright.

Sindy Campbell, Manager of Film Birmingham, said:

We were delighted when Tom confirmed he would attend the premiere and having both him and Steven will be a huge coupe for the city. "We've been working with Cineworld for some time to make Birmingham a destination for film premieres and this is confirmation that we are doing something right.

Paul Millington, General Manager of Cineworld Birmingham, added:

Birmingham is rapidly becoming a top UK city for film. We’re very excited to be hosting the UK premiere of Locke and welcoming Hollywood film stars and directors to Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street for what proves to be an exhilarating evening!

Justin Skinner, Vice President of Marketing at Cineworld said: 

We’re delighted to be able to host some of the UK’s best film stars and directors at our cinemas. “Cineworld is committed to offering the best in film and entertainment first and we’re pleased to be able to show our support for this much anticipated, ingenious thriller.

Lionsgate will release Locke in cinemas across the UK on April 18th, 2014



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