Kenneth Branagh premieres Disney’s Cinderella in Belfast

Kenneth Branagh said it was always exciting to show his films in Belfast
Kenneth Branagh said it was always exciting to show his films in Belfast

Kenneth Branagh will bring his movie adaptation of Disney’s Cinderella to Belfast for a charity premiere next month, it has been revealed.

Starring Lily James as Cinders and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, the special screening, at the Movie House, Dublin Road on March 22, will raise money for NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) and the Into Film education charity.

Director Branagh said he was delighted to stage the premiere in his home city.

“Way back in 1989 I brought my first directorial film, Henry V, to Belfast and it is always exciting to come home to your home city to show your work.

“I am delighted too that this screening will benefit two fantastic charities, NICVA and Into Film, a film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people,” he said.

Cinderella will go on general release on March 27.

Tickets for the premiere cost £12 for adults and £8 for children (16 and under) with a family ticket (two adults, two children) for £35.

They are available from NICVA at www.nicva.org/kenneth-branagh-cinderella-premiere, or by calling in person at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.