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Dear Frankie for Free to Celebrate 10 Years of National Lottery

Category: Dear Frankie News
Article Date: October 19, 2004 | Publication: Scottish Screen | Author: Press Release

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The National Lottery celebrates its 10th Birthday this year. Thanks to everyone who has played or supported it, over 16 billion has been raised for good causes. National Lottery money has been essential in funding many Scottish films in recent years.

The first ever National Lottery Day will be held on 6th November 2004 and in the weeks running up to it, Lottery projects across the UK will be hosting special events.

As part of the National Lottery 10th Anniversary celebrations there will be free screenings of the feature film Dear Frankie'(due to be released next year) in the following cinemas throughout Scotland. For ticket information please contact cinema box offices directly.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. Sunday 7th November 1.30 pm
Call the Box Office on: 0141 332 8128

Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Saturday, 6th November at 4 pm
Call the Box Office on: 0131 228 2688

FTH Cinema, Falkirk. Monday, 8th November at 7.30 pm
Call the Box Office on: 01324 506850

Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries. Thursday, 11th November at 7.30 pm
Call the Box Office on: 01387 264808

macrobert, Stirling. Saturday, 6th November at 5 pm
Call the Box Office on: 01786 466666

Dear Frankie is a heartwarming and often humorous tale of nine year old Frankie and his mum Lizzie, who have been on the move ever since he can remember. To protect her son from the truth, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy Frankie's curiousity. She regularly writes Frankie a letter from his make belief father who works aboard a ship travelling to exotic lands. However, Lizzie soon finds out his 'father's' ship will be arriving in a few days. Now, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth and hatching a desperate plan to find the perfect stranger to play the perfect father.

Directed by Shona Auerbach, written by Andrea Gibb, Dear Frankie stars Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler and Jack McElhone.

Dear Frankie is certificate 12A

For further information on the National Lottery 10th Anniversary, please visit


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