York cinema’s special screening to raise money for Philippines appeal

The aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines. Photograph: Wikipedia
20 Nov 2013 @ 8.37 am
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The aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines. Photograph: Wikipedia
The aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines. Photograph: Wikipedia

City Screen in York is to put on a special showing of the Richard Curtis comedy About Time to raise money for those stricken by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Money from the Saturday morning screening will go to Plan UK, child-centred community development charity.

It has long been the chosen charity of the Picturehouse Cinema Group, to which City Screen belongs.

All proceeds from the screening will go towards Plan UK’s urgent efforts to provide shelter, water and emergency supplies to the nine million people caught up in the aftermath of the devastating storm in the Philippines.

Dave Taylor, from City Screen, said: “A special thank-you goes to Universal Pictures for making this screening possible.”

About Time is a sci-fi rom-com, written and directed by Richard Curtis, best known for Four Weddings And A Funeral.

It stars Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy as father and son time travellers, and Rachel McAdams as the gorgeous but diffident Mary.