Which UK cinemas are showing Uncut Gems?
James R | On 08, Jan 2020
This weekend sees the release of one of the memorable films of the past year, and one of Adam Sandler’s best performances: Uncut Gems. (Read our review here.)
From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, the crime thriller stars Sandler as Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
The film is released in select UK cinemas on Friday 10th January, before hitting Netflix worldwide on 31st January.
Netflix, however, is still surrounded by controversy within the industry, with major exhibitors refusing to screen its titles, because the streaming giant typically releases movies day-and-date worldwide or with a much shorter theatrical window than the conventional 12 weeks. The streaming giant has, though, increasingly begun releasing movies in cinemas with a brief exclusive window. In the UK, that has typically been through a partnership with Curzon Cinemas and a handful of other venues – more than a dozen other indie cinemas recently petitioned for Netflix to work with them too. (At present, Vue, Cineworld and Odeon will not show Netflix films.)
Netflix has responded by expanding its exhibitor partners, with The Irishman, Marriage Story, The King and The Two Popes all enjoying several weeks in a range of cinemas across the UK before their Netflix release – and with cinema screenings continuing after their online release, the result is a promising step forwards for the future of the Netflix/cinema distribution debate.
Looking to see Uncut Gems on the big screen? Here’s the list of where you can watch it in UK cinemas, which we’ll keep updated with additional screenings as we confirm them.
All venues are screening Uncut Gems from Friday 10th January unless otherwise stated.
Queen’s Film Theatre
The Mockingbird Cinema (from 24th January)
Saffron Screen (10th February)
Chapter (from 17th January)
Edinburgh Filmhouse (from 17th January)
Glasgow Film Theatre
Everyman Belsize Park
Everyman King’s Cross
Everyman Muswell Hill
Prince Charles Cinema
Rich Mix (dates TBC)
Everyman Manchester St John’s
The Roses (from 19th February)