THE ULTIMATE SUNSCREEN: VUE TRANSPORTS BRITS TO CALIFORNIA COAST BEFORE SCREENINGS OF BAYWATCH

Brits who can’t make it to the coast this Bank Holiday can instead transport themselves to sunnier climes at Vue venues across the UK. To celebrate the launch of Baywatch, footage captured from California’s Venice Beach will be screened in stunning 4K definition with 5.1 surround sound before all screenings on Monday 29 May.

With the bank holiday Monday forecast to bring more rain than shine, Vue customers can sit back, relax and enjoy a healthy dose of (virtual) sunlight thanks to the ‘beach immersion’ sessions which will capture golden sands and waves lapping against the shore.

The psychological benefits of a beach break are widely known to help relax the mind and focus the senses and just a few minutes of this type of meditative experience can help keep viewers feeling relaxed and calm for the rest of the day.

Jo Hemmings, Behavioural Psychologist says, “While we know that relaxing on a beach holiday helps us both unwind and recharge our batteries, studies have shown that the psychological effects have a genuine impact on our emotional wellbeing. The link between water and mental health – known as ‘blue space’ allows us to de-stress by both releasing the feel-good hormone serotonin and allowing the light and sound from a beach to soothe and calm us.

By creating a virtual beach situation, especially associated with a TV series that we are already familiar with and love, Vue has replicated both those feelings of nostalgia from past holidays as well as enhancing the anticipation of holidays to come”.

Dean Cross, Film Content Manager at Vue Entertainment says, “At Vue we’re always looking to give our customers the very best big screen experiences and make going to the cinema a chance to switch off from everyday life. By taking them directly to California before screenings of Baywatch, we’re offering the ultimate opportunity to relax and unwind”.

Vue Cinematic Beach Experience
AVERAGE HOURS OF SEASIDE SUNSHINE IN MAY*
  • Eastbourne (233) (7.5 hrs per day)
  • Newquay (221) (7.1hrs per day)
  • Blackpool (218) (7hrs per day)
  • Lowestoft (202) (6.5hrs per day)
  • Orkney Islands (190) (6.1hrs per day)

 

Ready to kick back and relax? Book your tickets to watch Baywatch at Vue venues across the UK now at www.myvue.com

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30th Anniversary Of Andre Rieu ~ Press Release

A milestone year for ‘The King of Waltz’

The most eagerly anticipated big screen music event of the year is coming to Vue.

Classical music lovers will be able to watch André Rieu’s world-renowned Johann Strauss Orchestra performing at an open air concert to mark its 30th anniversary, following on from last year’s shows which broke UK music event cinema box office records.

Taking place in one of the oldest cities in Holland, the concert will be screened live from Vrijthof Square in Maastricht on Saturday 22nd, with a chance to catch it again on Sunday 23rd July.

Fans will be treated to stunning musical performances from André and his 60 piece orchestra, sopranos, tenors and some very special guests.

Johnny Carr, Alternative Content Manager at Vue Entertainment commented: ‘André Rieu is a perennial favourite with our customers, and we’re always thrilled to bring his fabulous performances to the big screen. If you’ve always wanted to explore classical music now is your chance to discover it for the first time.’

Enjoy the best seat in the house whilst you experience this breathtaking musical event on the big screen. With backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much more, exclusive to cinema.

Secure your tickets for André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert at www.myvue.com

Spotlight On… Olympic Silver Medallist, Lutalo Muhammad

To celebrate the launch of the new Power Rangers movie last Friday, Vue Entertainment has teamed up with British Taekwondo Olympic Silver Medallist Lutalo Muhammad to get some expert insight on the mind-blowing fight sequences on display in the film.

Did you know Power Rangers actually inspired thousands of kids in the UK to take up martial arts? As a lifelong Power Rangers fan, Lutalo “even had the duvet cover!”

On this link is some awesome SLOW MOTION action footage with Lutalo and below is some advice from the man himself: Lutalo Muhammad Slow Motion Action Footage

Here’s an interview with the man himself…

There will be a lot of kids that want to emulate the Power Rangers at their local dojo. What’s the first move you learnt?

The first kick I learned was a “Turning Kick” (Dollyo Chagi) – it is the most popular kick in Taekwondo because it is super fast and powerful

If someone wants to get into Taekwondo where should they start?

If a young Power Rangers fan wants to get into Taekwondo then I would suggest they start by looking for their nearest recognised club at http://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/

What do you love about Taekwondo?

I love that it’s so dynamic and varied. We do all the high flying, jumping kicks. No other Martial Art does kicks like Taekwondo!

You came so close to Gold at Rio – do you have any advice on how to motivate yourself to get back up and carry on after a defeat?

Rio was still an amazing experience. I enjoyed every contest and yes that includes the final! Losing in the last second was sad and I think it was important to let that emotion out so I could move forward. But hey, I understand sport is about winning and losing, and that’s life. As a professional athlete, being World Champion 2017 this June is my only focus.

Are you hoping for Gold at the Commonwealth Games or next Olympics?

Absolutely, I am going for Gold in 2020!

What’s been your career highlight so far?

My two Olympic medals have been the highlight of my career thus far, but there’s so much more for me to achieve, I am not done yet.

What’s your 48 hour diet before a fight?

After I weigh in for a fight I need to rehydrate and refuel as quickly and efficiently as possible.Firstly I need to drink about 5 litres of water to get my fluid levels back up which takes a few hours.  Following that I like to eat a high carbohydrate meal – pasta is great with tomato sauce to give me a the energy boost I need for the fight.

What’s the best gym equipment to build your kicking muscles? 

like the seated leg press, which is great for working my legs. This really helps to improve the muscles I use to do explosive kicking.

Are you excited to see the new Power Rangers film?

I am super excited! I am a huge fan. When I was younger I absolutely loved my Power Ranger action figures and I even had the curtains and duvet cover to match!

What’s your favourite Power Ranger move?

It’s got to be Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers

Thanks to Lutalo for a fantastic interview – have you been to see the new Power Rangers Movie yet? Why not leave us a comment about it…

Vue Unveils UK’s Scariest Horror Villains

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LONDON, 27TH OCT: The faces of the nation’s scariest horror villains from the big screen have, quite literally, been unveiled by Vue Entertainment to celebrate Halloween. The UK voted Hannibal Lecter as their most feared villain, followed closely by Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddie Kruger. In third place was Chucky from Child’s Play, fourth was Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s Leatherface, with the Shining’s Jack Torrence coming in fifth place.

The top five scariest villains identified in the poll have now been turned into realistic 3D Jack-o-Lanterns by artist Jacqui Kelly, as part of a ghoulish evening display at Vue Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush. Jacqui spent more than five days carving each detail into real pumpkins. Each will be on display for five days until the 31st October.

Visitors to Vue Nationwide on Monday the 31st October will be able to take advantage of a special screening of 2016’s Blair Witch, as part of the “Last Chance to See” programme. The programme, which runs every Monday, gives cinema-goers two tickets to a selected film plus two popcorns for just £12. In addition, fans of horror classics, such as the Shining, can create their own screening at Vue cinemas by visiting ourscreen.com.

John Howard, General Manager for Vue Westfield London commented: “We’re delighted to be able to add a touch of terror to Halloween this year for cinema-goers. We are constantly looking for ways to bring our customers a little something extra, and look forward to seeing the public’s reaction to seeing their most revered horror villains brought to life”.

UK’S SCARIEST HORROR VILLAINS
1.      Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal

2.      Freddie Kruger, Nightmare on Elm Street

3.      Chucky, Child’s Play

4.      Leatherface, Texas Chain Saw Massacre

5.      Jack Torrence,  The Shining

 

*Vue Entertainment surveyed 2,000 respondents

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