Get a free pair of cinema tickets this weekend to use at Cineworld, Odeon, Vue and more

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Hands up, who missed being able to see the latest movies on the big screen?

Streaming services and DVDs have been great in lockdown, but they can’t quite match the feeling of sitting in a movie theater seat with a bowl of popcorn as the lights go out and the credits begin to roll. And it’s even better if you don’t have to pay for your seats.

This weekend, your National Lottery ticket will unlock fun things near you. National Lottery players can reserve a few cinema tickets for a film of their choice (subject to conditions) for free during the National Lottery Cinema Weekend. This offer, in partnership with BFI (British Film Institute), will allow you to book from 1 January 2019 with any ticket of any National Lottery game purchased online or in store.

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Tickets – which you can book here from Tuesday 15th June – is valid in select Cineworld, Odeon, Vue and independent cinemas across the UK, giving you a huge choice of venues.

Book your free tickets now!

The offer is valid this Saturday and Sunday, so you can bring a friend or family member for a great value trip to see Emma Stone’s latest hit Cruella, or the brand new British film After Love, starring Joanna Scanlan.

To redeem your tickets, all you need is your National Lottery ticket (Lotto, EuroMillions, Set For Life), Instant Win Game ticket or scratch card, purchased online or in store from January 1, 2019. Tickets must be pre-booked and can be claimed at

National Lottery Cinema Weekend is a big thank you to the players who raise £30 million each week for charities*.

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Thanks to the National Lottery players, brilliant projects in the fields of art, community, film, heritage and sport have made and continue to make a huge difference to local communities in the UK.

You’ve also helped fund Oscar and Bafta award-winning British films, including Rocks and The King’s Speech, and beloved hits like Billy Elliot and The Last King of Scotland.

You may not know it, but you have also supported the next generation of film talent, helped young people in the industry and protected the future of British cinema by providing more opportunities for a diverse generation of talented individuals to work in a dynamic and thriving film industry .

So here you are, the players. Enjoy a bargain weekend, with a little extra cash to stock up on popcorn!

“It’s an incredible offer,” says After Love star Joanna Scanlan

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* Based on figures from April 2020 – March 2021.

Use a sales or online National Lottery ticket, scratch card or Instant Win Game ticket purchased from January 1, 2019 for a pair of free cinema tickets that can only be redeemed on June 19 or 20, 2021. Online registration required. Cinema tickets are subject to availability. Selected cinemas only. The full terms and conditions apply. Players must be 18+.

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