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Christopher Robin MediCinema Preview Screenings

07th Aug 2018


Please note, these screenings have now ended. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us on the night and with the campaign. Thanks to you, we raised enough to give 9,000 moments that matter to patients and those closest to them!

We hope you enjoyed your expedition!




In collaboration with (and thanks to!) Disney, the UKCA and their members, we will be holding nationwide preview screenings of their upcoming film Christopher Robin a day before the film releases in the UK, with all box office proceeds going to MediCinema.


The preview will run at 16 different cinema chains, including Cineworld, Vue, Picturehouse, Everyman, the Light, and Empire, on Thursday 16th August. All proceeds from the cinemas and Disney will go towards our work, helping thousands of seriously ill children and adults to enjoy a shared movie moment together with their loved ones.


Our patron, British actor Ewan McGregor, who stars as Christopher Robin, showed his support by launching a call to action urging people to donate to MediCinema by purchasing tickets to the preview screenings:


Lee Jury, Head of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK & Ireland said, “As a founding partner of MediCinema, we’ve seen the comfort and inspiration film can bring to seriously ill children and those closest to them.  Being able to spend quality time together helps build emotional resilience, giving them the strength and ability to cope. We hope these special screenings of Christopher Robin will enable MediCinema to create many more moments that matter for patients, and we’re excited to be the first studio to be part of this wider industry initiative.”


Kat Mason, Chief Executive of MediCinema said “We are so grateful to The Walt Disney Company, Ewan McGregor and the UK cinema community for coming together in this way to raise vital funds for MediCinema. You honestly can’t overestimate the difference that going to the movies in your hospital bed can make to a patient and their family – it is precious normality, a chance to escape into other worlds, a shared experience and memory made together when it is needed most. Please do come out and see the film on the 16th – by buying a ticket, you’ll be helping people seriously ill in hospital and their families to share a precious movie moment together and feel better with film.”


Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association said, “While everyone working in the UK cinema industry of course believes in the power of the big screen experience, the work of MediCinema shows its ability truly to transform lives. Through these special screenings, UK cinema operators are delighted to give the British public a unique opportunity to ensure that that impact can reach an even wider number of people.”