You can get a free ticket to see a film at Showcase Cinema this weekend – if you’re lucky enough to meet the criteria.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first branch opening in Nottingham, the cinema chain – which has two sites in Derby – is planning a special birthday giveaway.
Anyone born in 1988 – so also turning 30 this year – can claim a free ticket to the film of their choice on Saturday and Sunday (November 10/11).
So if you were born in the same year as cult classics such as Rain Main, Big and Beetlejuice, you can treat yourself to a free screening.
Another branch can be found at Derby Foresters Park, near Sinfin.
To redeem, people born in 1988 need to simply turn up with a valid original passport or UK driver’s licence clearly showing their date of birth and present it at the Showcase box office before the film of their choice.
As well as its Derby branches, Showcase has cinemas in the Bluewater shopping centre (Kent), Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Dudley, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newham, Nottingham, Paisley, Peterborough, Reading, Southampton, Teesside and Walsall.
Mark Barlow, UK general manager for Showcase Cinemas, said: “Turning 30 years old is a fantastic milestone for the Showcase brand and testament to the hard-work of our team.
“Since we opened the doors to our Nottingham site in 1988, we’ve grown in to 21 locations and led the market with the launch of the Cinema de Lux concept, and have further plans to grow the estate.
“We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 30th birthday and what better way to do that than by giving something back to those who arrived the same year we did!
“As we enter our fourth decade, we’re as excited as ever to bring our guests the newest blockbusters, Event Cinema screenings and timeless classics.”
To round off the momentous year, you can also catch a ‘flashback’ screening of the 1988 classic, Die Hard.
Showing on Friday December 7 and Monday December 10, you can watch Bruce Willis jump into action as John McClane, and attempt to save a group of hostages at a Christmas party.
For anyone looking to redeem the free film ticket, bring along your ID to show proof of age across Saturday or Sunday.