The special day is in aid of Barnardo’s Children’s Charity
Today Omniplex Cinemas have announced something that could only happen in 2020 – they’re doing Christmas in August. The cinema chain who has 33 cinemas across the country will be pulling out the Christmas trees, cranking up the Christmas tunes, and of course bringing everyone’s favourite Christmas classics to the big screen.
“Home Alone”, “Die Hard”, “Elf”, “Love Actually” and “Frozen 2” are all on the slate for one day only on Saturday the 22nd of August and every ticket purchased for Christmas shows will include a donation of €1/£1 to Barnardo’s Children’s Charity.
Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas, said “It’s been a tough year so far for everyone, and we just want to have one magical day that you can tell a funny story about in years to come- let 2020 be the year your local cinema did Christmas 4 months early. We’re also very proud to be supporting Barnardo’s NI and Barnardos Ireland Children’s Charity with this event who need fundraising help more than ever to support families in our local communities”.
Every year Barnardos Ireland and Barnardo’s NI work with over 30,000 children and families across the island of Ireland.
“Christmas is a special time for children, but for many vulnerable children it can be a difficult time. By supporting Christmas in August, not only are people creating wonderful childhood memories, and recalling their own, but they are also supporting Barnardos to help create lasting and happy childhood memories for vulnerable children throughout Ireland,” Suzanne Connolly, CEO Barnardos Ireland.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting the Omniplex ‘Christmas in August’ campaign, as by doing so you are helping us make sure that vulnerable children are safe, supported and cared for – at Christmas and all year round.” Michele Janes, Head of Barnardo’s Northern Ireland
Since re-opening in July 2020, Omniplex have implemented an extensive strategy to ensure guests can enjoy a safe cinema trip including dynamic in-cinema seat separation, hand sanitizing stations, rigorous cleaning regimes and Perspex at appropriate touchpoints.
Get tickets for Saturday the 22nd of August at www.omniplex.ie
About Omniplex Group
Irish owned, Omniplex is the largest cinema chain on the island of Ireland, with over 250 screens in 33 locations. Omniplex has recently launched major investment program in the West of Ireland with cinema plans in Ballinasloe, Galway & Killarney and in the Midlands in Longford, Mullingar & Roscommon.
About Barnardos Ireland
Barnardos’ mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences. Because childhood lasts a lifetime. Find out more at: www.barnardos.ie
About Barnardo’s NI
Whatever the issue, from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; child poverty to homelessness; child bereavement to refugees; Barnardo’s NI believes we can bring out the best in every child.
We work to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and every year we help thousands of families to build a better future. But we cannot do it without you.
Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/northernireland to find out more.