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The High Definition Charity Premiere of Bugsy Malone for EveryChild

1 October 2006

To celebrate the 30 th anniversary of the much-loved, kids’ mobster musical ‘Bugsy Malone’, the digitally re-mastered version will be screened in High Definition for the first time as part of a fun-packed family event at the Everyman Cinema Club on Sunday 29 October 2006 in support of international children’s charity EveryChild.

Set in 1920’s America gripped by Prohibition , the story tells of the rise of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and the battle for power between rivalling gangs headed by ‘Fat Sam’ and ‘Dandy Dan’, played tongue-in-cheek by an all-children cast including Jodie Foster, Scott Baio and Dexter Fletcher. As custard pies fly, this unforgettable, BAFTA® award-winning movie continues to entertain each new generation, now in vibrant High Definition.

For over 20 years EveryChild has helped children who are, or are at risk of being, separated from their family or community. Now operating in 17 countries across the world, they protect these most vulnerable children, giving them a safe and loving home with a secure future to look forward to. Thanks to EveryChild’s sustainable, innovative projects, thousands of street, trafficked, institutionalised and orphaned children have been given the chance to be children again.

With director Alan Parker opening the event on 29 October, Head Chef of Conran’s Blueprint Café Jeremy Lee will be providing his own take on American tasty treats during the Speakeasy-style reception accompanied by champagne, Juice for Life smoothies, dairy farm-made Purbeck ice cream and live entertainment. Winner of the kids’ 1920’s gangsters and molls fancy dress competition will receive a free private screening party at the Everyman Cinema Club for 20 friends. Tickets include gift bags packed with presents from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Top Trumps, The Entertainer and more. In the Grand Slam Raffle, guests will also have the chance to win special prizes including exclusive, signed Everyman Cinema Club signed movie posters.

The High Definition edition of Bugsy Malone together with new 35mm prints will be released by Park Circus Films at the Apollo West End and key cities across the UK from 8 December 2006 . The new HD Sing-A-Long DVD Edition of Bugsy Malone will be released in March 2007 .

‘The High Definition Charity Premiere of Bugsy Malone for EveryChild’ takes place from 3pm on Sunday 29 October at the Everyman Cinema Club, Hampstead (diagonally opp Hampstead tube). Tickets £25 (kids), £45 (adults) and £65 (Club Suite / Gallery) with proceeds donated to EveryChild. To book tickets, please call Reception on 0870 066 4777. For more information on the event, please visit www.everymancinemaclub.com

This event is sponsored by Granada International, Park Circus and Blueprint Café.

For press enquiries and interviews with director Alan Parker, Bugsy Malone – Scott Baio, Tallulah – Jodie Foster, Blousey Brown – Flo Nancarrow, Fat Sam – John Cassisi, Babyface – Dexter Fletcher, please contact:

Diane Mckaye Tel: 07771 926726; email: diane.mckaye@schmedia.co.uk


About EveryChild

International development charity EveryChild supports families to prevent child separation; where it has already occurred or where it is not possible or appropriate for a child to remain with their family, they develop alternative solutions like foster or kinship care. Above all, they aim to ensure the safety and security of these most vulnerable children, protecting them from violence and abuse and giving them the childhood they so richly deserve.

 

Keeping families together

EveryChild strengthens family structures and devises practical solutions that are in the child’s best interests. Skills training, counselling and advice help families cope, which in turn prevents breakdown. EveryChild works with local organisations to help communities increase their employment and livelihood prospects.

 

Getting children back into families

EveryChild reintegrates children back into their birth or extended families by training social workers to provide emotional and practical support to get children living in institutions back into safe, secure and loving families (biological or extended) and safe homes and temporary accommodation for street children, where they receive counselling and rehabilitation. EveryChild traces their parents and, where it is appropriate for the child to return home, offer support and guidance to help families stay together. If it is not possible for them to return home, they develop alternative solutions like foster or kinship care.

 

Keeping children safe

EveryChild works to prevent violence, abuse and exploitation, protecting and supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable children who are, or risk being, separated from their family and community. They raise awareness of child rights, the issues and causes of child abuse and the role of the authorities to protect children.

For more information please visit www.everychild.org.uk or call 020 7749 2490.

 

About Everyman Cinema Club

A renowned venue located in the heart of Hampstead village, the Everyman Cinema Club is revolutionising the silver screen leisure experience. By setting new standards in style, comfort and service, the venue provides an upmarket, multi-functional destination for great entertainment and events.