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Monday, 21 June 2021

Euro 2020: Free screenings of England, Scotland and Wales games at Showcase Cinemas

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Showcase Cinemas is rewarding football fans for their patience following the delayed Euros, by screening the England, Scotland and Wales games for free on its big screens.

 

After having to wait over a year following the postponement of the tournament last summer, Showcase is bringing football home to its cinemas. The screenings will be available to fans free of charge – all they need to do is book online and get down to their nearest Showcase Cinema to catch a piece of the action in the full, big screen cinema environment.

 

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To celebrate the tournament and pay tribute to the players, Showcase has also teamed up with popular food artist Nathan Wyburn to create a stunning artwork of each nation’s footballing hero.

 

The well-renowned artist has put together portraits of England captain Harry Kane, Welsh star Gareth Bale and Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson, created using only the classic cinema snack, popcorn.

 

Nathan, who rose to fame following his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, said: “Showcase Cinemas commissioned me to create a series of portraits to celebrate the upcoming Euros – and the nation’s favourite cinema snack – popcorn – made the perfect material to create these portraits.

 

“We all love popcorn, and I’m sure these players are no different. Hopefully these pieces of artwork will show that we’re all behind them, and we wish them luck.”

 

While England fans will be hoping they can go one step further than their semi-final appearance in the last major tournament, and Wales fans will be looking to put together another run reminiscent of the 2016 Euros, Scottish fans are preparing for their team’s first appearance at a major tournament since 1998.

 

The Euros are being hosted in major cities across the continent but with limited access for fans, where better to watch the games than on the big screen, where you won’t miss a minute of the action?

 

Mark Barlow, UK General Manager, said: “We have certainly been made to wait for this tournament, so we’re excited to finally be able to make the most of it!

 

“We are proud to be able to offer fans the opportunity to come and watch the games at our cinemas and support their home nation.

 

“We also wanted to show the players we support them in a fun way, and it was great to work alongside Nathan to do this. His work is simply mesmerising and it’s amazing to see how he has recreated these football icons with nothing but popcorn!”

 

To watch the Euros at your local Showcase Cinema, visit the website for more information and to book online.