Fans are now much happier
A Star is Born will now be shown in Vue cinemas after “ongoing discussions” between Vue and the film’s studio were resolved.
Despite the London premiere being held at Vue West End in Leicester Square on September 27, the film wasn’t screening due to ongoing “discussion” between the cinema chain and the film’s studio.
It is believed that the delay was caused regarding details over booking terms. However, Vue has resolved the issue with the movie’s distributor Warner Bros and the film will be showing from October 12.
On the Vue website, a statement last week said: “We are working very hard to try and bring you ‘A Star is Born’…we are still in discussions with the studio and apologise to all of our customers who were looking forward to seeing the film at Vue. Keep an eye out for further updates.”
On Vue’s Facebook page, the cinema chain replied to fans who were questioning why the movie wasn’t being shown, writing: “Please note this is not due to any technical issue” and “screenings are not yet scheduled.” The decision sparked upset among fans desperate to see the acclaimed film:
Despite poor reviews, Tom Hardy’s Venom film beat A Star is Born at the box office last weekend.In a two-star review, NME called Venom a “flawed beast that feels 10 years out of time”. Meanwhile, of A Star Is Born, writer Douglas Greenwood said: “Gaga’s investment in her debut lead performance is so strong that she’s practically unrecognisable beneath it.”
Venom and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born were both released in cinemas on Friday (October 5), with the former pulling in $80 million (£61.2 million) in its first few days. That figure gives it the highest-earning October opening weekend ever, beating Gravity‘s previous record of $55.7 million (£42.6 million).
A Star Is Born, which has seen many calling for the film and its cast to be rewarded with Oscars next year, took $42 million (£32.1 million).
Reviewing the film’s soundtrack earlier this week, NME wrote: “Overall though, A Star is Born is one of the best Hollywood soundtracks of recent years. Far from being Oscar bait, these are songs that could feasibly shine on their own – and ones that feel entirely believable. Along with Best Actor gongs for Gaga and Cooper, a musical gong might just be in order too…”