25 August 2012 12:39 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Frankenweenie is making its European premiere by opening the 56th BFI London Film Festival, and lucky UK residents can watch simultaneous premieres in 30 cinemas nationwide. The festival will also host The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition from 17 to 21 October.

From the Press Release:

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, is delighted to announce that this year’s festival will open on Wednesday 10 October with the European premiere of Disney’s Frankenweenie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton.

In partnership with American Express and Disney, and in a first for the festival, the Opening Night screening and red carpet will go live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI IMAX and 30 screens across the UK. This event is part of the festival’s drive to reach a diverse UK audience and put the public at the heart of the festival-going experience.

Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. »

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