Eurovision viewing parties just got a whole lot bigger. For the first time in UK history, Eurovision is headed to the silver screen as cinemas across the country prepare to screen Europe’s favourite TV show.
Vue cinemas will show the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 final live. On Saturday 13 May, the cinema experience will give Eurovision fans “the best seat in the house” — even if they didn’t get tickets to the real thing.
Vue will screen the Eurovision final in all of its UK venues.
Vue cinema to screen Eurovision Song Contest 2023
The Eurovision screenings at Vue cinema give UK viewers another chance to get a piece of the song contest action. As the action kicks off in Liverpool, all Vue venues in the UK will stream the song contest — meaning no matter where you are, you can join in the fun.
Viewers at Vue can feel every beat, clap and cheer from the grand final, including the UK’s artist Mae Muller, along with several special guest performers, the nail-biting voting, and some bonus content courtesy of the BBC exclusively for the big screen.
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Robert Lea, Head of Screen Content at Vue Entertainment, said: “Eurovision is one of the biggest television events of the year, and is set to be bigger than ever in the UK this year as Liverpool plays host, so we are thrilled to be bringing it to the big screen for the first time.”
“Every song, every vote and every larger than life moment will be live streamed in amazing picture and sound quality for fans to enjoy with each other in the comfort of our premium seating.”
Tickets for the Eurovision 2023 grand final Vue screening go on sale on Monday 27 March.
Will you watch Eurovision live from the cinema? Let us know in the comments below.
Nice! Rotterdam was supposed to have it too but then Miss C, who shall not be named, hit.. Liverpool will do a great job hosting and providing the fans with all this
I had just had a dream where I was watching this year’s contest in a movie theater, this is great news and it’s something I hope becomes more commonplace 🙂
I think that the contest will have more viewers and interest than the coronation. Not that it’s a competition, but I hope someone comes up with statistics to confirm or not.
I keep saying the coronation should be the interval act.
Ahaha! Brilliant! Norway’s song could be for Camilla.
Buckingham Palace hasn’t responded to any of my letters. Sad face. I guess they’re busy.
Why can’t we have this every year? Is it to do with distribution rights?
That’s awesome. I wish my country would do this.
Question: Is Eurovision a cinematic event?
I know that cinema is changing. Live cinema broadcasts of Opera performances have been a thing for a while now. The difference with Eurovision is that fundamentally it is designed for television, i.e. To be viewed on a small or medium-sized screen. So, what would Eurovision look like on the big screen? I suppose there is only one way to find out. 🙂
N.B. It just so happens that there is no Vue cinema where I currently live, but there are many in neighbouring towns. It’s not a major issue, just a slight inconvenience.
Is cinema still a cinematic event? Are Netflix-funded movies made for the big screen or the small sceen? I’m just thinking aloud here. The times they are a-changin’.
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Should cinema be communal? Laugh, gasp, cry together? Can this be achieved on a mobile phone?
Let’s find out in issue 5.0, on stands next week.
“The difference with Eurovision is that fundamentally it is designed for television, i.e. To be viewed on a small or medium-sized screen.”
If it’s made for the screen, does it matter what size the screen is? It’s not a general rule, but I’d presume in this case, the bigger the better.
I don’t know how resolution works, but I assume that if you stretch an image too wide, everything will look larger than it should? But if the cinema viewing are using different cameras entirely, this could make it very exciting. Vue has already said: “Every song, every vote and every larger than life moment will be live streamed in amazing picture and sound quality for fans to enjoy with each other in the comfort of our premium seating.” So I’m actually tempted by this. I will also ask my cousin.
Ngl, its actually quite a nice idea, it will allow ppl to celebrate the contest with other fans who may have not been able to get tickets. Plus it will be shown around Britain so, if its too expensive for people to travel to Liverpool or not the most convenient with work or school, it allows them to see it with other fans.
Will it have the broadcast TV commentary or no commentary as in the Eurovision TV stream?
BBC have exclusivity rights in the UK (can’t even watch it on YT), so I suspect the former.
Talking about the grand finale night: anybody know when and where to buy tickets for the eurovision square on Liverpool for the saturday night?
Spain did that last year.
I think this is huge! Whilst I can’t speak for everybody, this exposure and positive reception from the casual British viewers is exactly what a lot of UK fans (and possibly Eurovision fans the world over), AND former Eurovision acts have yearned for, for quite some time! At the risk of sounding arrogant, the UK is the biggest music industry market that enter Eurovision, and not only will this upward trajectory encourage more British mainstream artists to enter in the future, but quite possibly more mainstream artists from many other countries entering because more exposure = more sales. I really… Read more »
At the risk of sounding arrogant, the UK has a much better ESC record than they would actually deserve to have, sending mostly standard poppy irrelevant stuff that conservative voters back in the day ranked higher than serious entries from countries like Portugal, Italy, Yugoslavia and so on. The British have NO BUSINESS being arrogant when it comes to their ESC resume because they simply don’t send the good stuff to the contest.
I’m perplexed… Did you summise that I was referring to the reputation of the UK in Eurovision in that disclaimer? I was speaking of the music industry as a whole, in which the UK is the third biggest market in the world. I tried to be humble in my initial comment, but I can’t here because that is, unarguably, a fact. In regards to former British Eurovision entries, particularly the majority of those in the past 20 years, I don’t think the UK has any arrogance whatsoever. If anything, I think the opposite is more true, as many (including myself)… Read more »
Nice idea but certainly not my cup of tea. Eurovision for me is a tradition to share with my family, my bf or a few friends. I couldn’t stand being surrounded by a lot of strangers when I watch the show. This is the reason why I couldn’t watch it on a giant screen on the eurovision village :p
But I guess it’s an interesting idea for those that aren’t bothered by too much people or those that usually watch it alone and don’t want of that anymore.