FILM fans can watch a movie for free at Lighthouse Poole and the Electric Palace in Bridport this Sunday as part of National Lottery Cinema Day.

Audience members simply need to show a Lotto ticket for draws between September 26-29.

National Lottery players have helped fund thousands of projects across the British film industry, since 1994 and have helped British filmmakers to create extraordinary films such as The King’s Speech, Suffragette, Viceroy’s House and Pride and work with the BFI to engage new audiences through the BFI Film Audience Network, IntoFilm and the BFI Audience Fund. Every time someone plays The National Lottery they’re supporting British film as well as community projects in their local area.

“Tickets for the screenings are only available on the day from the Lighthouse ticket office. We’re anticipating the day to be very popular so we suggest getting your tickets early on the day - tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis,” explains Sara St George, head of sales and marketing for Lighthouse.

Films which can be seen at Lighthouse on September 30 include the Spike Lee classic Do The Right Things (15) at 3pm and two screenings of King of Thieves (15), the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden heist starring Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone at 5.45pm and 8pm.

The Electric Palace in Bridport will be screening Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) from midday, The Italian Job (1969) from 4pm, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri from 7pm.

Tickets for the screenings are only available on the day at both venues to those aged 16 or over.