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Film4 Frightfest Finds New Home For 15th Year London Event
By James Whittington, Thursday 1st May 2014

FF 2014Film4 FrightFest 2014 has moved to the prestigious Vue West End for its annual five-day horror extravaganza, allowing it to showcase even more films and special events whilst still retaining its famed communal spirit in the heart of London

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, said today: “Re-locating to Vue Leicester Square for this year’s event will allow us to be even more creative and ambitious, whilst still retaining our unique blend of inclusiveness and great value for money. The beauty of the horror fantasy genre is it consistently reinvents itself to stay a fresh and vital part of the cinema-going experience. Event festivals like ours that are now an acknowledged part of the global genre fabric must lead by example to stay relevant and ahead of the game”.

Joanne Webb, Marketing & Sales Director at Vue Entertainment said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s popular FrightFest at Vue Leicester Square and are looking forward to offering the fans even more choice for FrightFest’s 15th year. Our state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, fully digital screens and comfortable seating, will no doubt provide FrightFest fans with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the festival”.

The festival has enjoyed nine successful years in Leicester Square, four at the Odeon West End and the last five at the Empire Cinema.

Ian Rattray, FrightFest co-director, commented: “We’re looking forward to a new era in FrightFest’s colourful history, and working alongside Daniel Goodwin and his enthusiastic team at Vue. FrightFest is no stranger to Vue, having hosted its last three Halloween all-nighter events there, so we’re delighted to be working with Vue even more closely now”.

This year’s event will be spread over a larger number of screens, but the popular festival and day passes plus individual tickets will remain in place. In addition, there are planned special events in the West End in the days leading up to the start of the festival, which begins on Thursday August 21st.

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