13th August 2014 13:55:00
Secret Cinema to host special screening of Dead Poets Society
Secret Cinema have announced plans for a special screening of The Dead Poets Society in tribute to the late Robin Williams. All profits from the screening will be donated to the mental health charity, Mind.
To commemorate the tragic death of Robin Williams, Secret Cinema is staging a special one off charity screening of Dead Poets Society in partnership with the mental health charity, Mind this Friday evening, 15th August.
Secret Cinema is looking for partners to join them in hosting a screening that will happen simultaneously across the UK and beyond with a view to honouring the extraordinary spirit of Robin Williams and the urgent need to address an issue that concerns all, mental health.
The screening will be held at the Troxy on Commercial Road, East London and will start from 7.30pm. There will be live poetry, live music, performance, special guests and much more.
The cost of the show will be Ł25.00 per person and all profits will go to Mind (registered charity number 219830). Audience members must be 15 years and above. An In Memoriam short film remembering the work of Robin Williams will be screened, where audience members will be able to write their own condolences.
The special screening in memory of Robin Williams will be encouraged to go nationwide and across Europe simultaneously at 8pm UK / 9pm CET. To join to set up your own screenings outside London please contact Secret Cinema via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Farmer, Mind Chief Executive, said: “We are incredibly appreciative that Secret Cinema has decided to honour Robin Williams in this way. The funds raised from this event will help Mind to be there for the one in four people who have a mental health problem so they get the support they need and the respect they deserve."
Fabien Riggall, Founder and Director of Secret Cinema said: “We are looking for people everywhere to join us in staging a screening to honour the memory and amazing light of Robin Williams. All profits from our screening will go to Mind, a vital and brilliant charity supporting those suffering from mental health problems, and we encourage others to donate what they can as well. I see culture as therapy and a tonic. Robin Williams inspired so much in so many of us, I believe cinema should give back to those leading lights who give so much.”