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A Cinematic Classic Film is Coming to Millennium Point this Week

Posted on Monday August 24, 2020

The Shawshank Redemption will be screened in Millennium Point’s giant screen auditorium (formerly an IMAX)

Tickets are on sale for a socially distanced screening of an all-time cinematic classic film in Millennium Point’s giant screen auditorium in the eastside of Birmingham city centre. Our multi-award-winning conference and events venue announced early this month a socially distanced screening of The Shawshank Redemption (1994) which will take place this Thursday 27th August at 7:30 pm.

The Shawshank Redemption is an American Prison drama based on the 1982 Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’. The film follows Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two prison inmates who bond over several years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Despite being a flop at the box office in its initial run, the film has since received multiple award nominations and accolades including seven Academy Award nominations and a theatrical re-release. Original author, Stephen King, regards it as his favourite adaptation of his work.


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Tickets and what’s included
The film will be screened in the former IMAX at Millennium Point, now a spacious Auditorium with a giant 24m x 12m screen. Tickets cost an equivalent of £15 per person and include two drinks of bottle beer, a glass of house wine or soft drinks, with additional snacks and beverages available to purchase at our fully licenced bar throughout the screening. Tickets are available in bundles of 2-4 with assigned seating as part of Millennium Point’s highly praised measures for social distancing.

Keeping you safe in uncertain times
The award-winning events team at Millennium Point has been working hard to implement new hygiene and safety measures, to ensure all government guidelines are met. The Auditorium, which at full capacity can host 354 people, has been reduced to 181 seats to allow for physical distancing between cinemagoers, and all seats will be allocated in advance to pre-paid ticket holders. A deep clean will be carried out between performances and all screenings will be contactless and cash-free and staff and cinemagoers alike will be wearing facemasks. Specific details for measures we have taken can be found on the booking page.

Above: Images from Millennium Point’s well-received screening of Sex & the City: The Movie in early August.

“Something normal”
This will be the 4th social distanced screening our award-winning Birmingham-based team have organised since lockdown restrictions began to ease in July. Following our socially distanced family screening of Trolls: World Tour in July, one satisfied cinemagoer commented:

“I just wanted to say how great mine and family’s experience was watching trolls today. I was very anxious but was immediately put at ease from all things you had implemented to make it COVID safe. It was lovely to do something normal again with my child without a worry. So, thank you very much!”

Related article: Millennium Point is Reopening for Events

Tickets are on sale until Thursday 27th August at 11am. Get your ticket now and enjoy a little slice of normal with one of cinemas greatest achievements.

Book your tickets here.

Our giant screen auditorium is also available for hire, for more information please see here.


 Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint.