Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ to play in cinemas to mark her birthday

The star would have been 35 on September 14

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black‘ album will be played in cinemas across the country to mark the star’s birthday.

The musician would have turned 35 on September 14. She died from alcohol poisoning in 2011, aged 27.

Her critically acclaimed second album, which was released in 2006, will now be played in full in cinemas later this month at screenings hosted by Pitchblack Playback and Ourscreen. Lights in the theatres will be turned off so fans can listen to the record undistracted.

“It’s all about meditating on music,” Pitchblack Payback founder Ben Gomori said. “We aim to give albums the attention and time they deserve. When you turn out the lights, the music feels a lot more intense.”

All tickets to the events will include a £1 donation to the Amy Winehouse Foundation – the charity run by the singer’s family that helps young people struggling with alcohol and drug misuse, homelessness, mental health, and more.

Of the screenings, Jane Winehouse, the star’s stepmother and Managing Trustee of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, said: “To be able to immerse oneself completely in Amy’s music will be a very special experience.

“What a wonderful way to celebrate Amy’s legacy, on her birthday and also the 7th anniversary of her Foundation. We’re hugely grateful to everyone involved for supporting our work with young people.”

For more details on screenings and to purchase tickets, visit the Ourscreen website.

Earlier this year, a previously unheard demo recorded by Winehouse when she was 17 surfaced online. ‘My Own Way’ was recorded in 2001 as a demo for the singer to take to record labels.