To celebrate the opening of Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves in the UK via eOne, special previews will take place in cinemas across the country on Saturday 25th March. Distributor eOne and participating cinemas will donate all income received from ticket sales to support the work of MediCinema.
On the same day, patients in hospital will also be treated to a special preview at the in-hospital cinemas run by MediCinema: at the Serennu Children’s Centre in Newport, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Guy’s and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London.
Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant, the movie is an epic fantasy based on Hasbro’s iconic table-top game Dungeons and Dragons.
MediCinema is a charity which improves the wellbeing and quality of life of NHS patients and their families through the power of the shared cinema experience and the magic of film. It builds and runs cinemas inside hospitals, designed to accommodate space for beds, wheelchairs, and medical equipment. Its services help to improve emotional, mental, and physical health, reducing feelings of isolation, anxiety, and stress, and increasing patient resilience. Last year more than 10,000 patients and their families in hospital watched a film in a MediCinema.
Exhibitors taking part include: Vue, Cineworld, Showcase + Cine DeLux, Odeon, The Light, Empire, Everyman, WTW + Scott Cinemas, Savoy Cinemas, Film Centre Wells and Abbeygate Bury St Edmunds. Customers can find out where the 25th March special previews are taking place by visiting medicinema.dndfilmuk.co.uk.
Kezia Williams, Managing Director at eOne said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with our exhibitor partners to support MediCinema in such an exciting way. This is one of the very first opportunities that audiences across the UK will have to see Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves– and what better way to do this than in aid of such a brilliant charity”.
Colin Lawrence, CEO MediCinema said: “We’re fantastically grateful for the generosity of eOne and all the exhibition partners involved for donating the income from these screenings to MediCinema. We know that visiting one of our cinemas vastly improves the experience of being in hospital and these special previews will mean that so many more patients and their families will benefit.”
Since MediCinema was founded in 1999 it has given more than 300,000 experiences to patients, their families, carers and those closest to them. More than half of the patients visiting a MediCinema report a reduction in pain and 93% say it helps them feel less isolated. MediCinema has cinemas at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children/Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Newport’s Serennu Children’s Centre, London’s Chelsea and Westminster and Guys Hospitals. The MediCinema at St Thomas’ is under reconstruction.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves releases exclusively to cinemas and IMAX on 31st March, 2023.
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.