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Martin Scorsese's ​The Irishman Is Out In Selected Cinemas Today

Martin Scorsese's ​The Irishman Is Out In Selected Cinemas Today

The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's latest flick, is out today in cinemas - though it's only getting a limited release, so you'll have to do a bit of research before heading out to your nearest multiplex.

The film is being distributed by Netflix, meaning it's only having a limited release on the big screen.

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Netflix reportedly wasn't prepared to honour the traditional 90-day window between theatrical release and on-demand availability - slashing the timeframe to 45 days at most - meaning several large chains announced they would be boycotting the film.

In a statement, Vue cited Netflix choosing 'not to give this film the full theatrical big screen release it deserves'.

A spokesperson said: "Our policy is to only show titles launching with a full theatrical release, which is a well-known industry practice that creates and profiles cultural blockbusters, provides a more engaged and immersive experience for audiences and showcases exceptional content the way it was intended to be shown and enjoyed."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix
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In the United States, major chains like AMC, Cineplex, Regal and Cinemark have also refused to show the film - with the president of the US cinema industry association John Fithian telling the Hollywood Reporter it was a 'disgrace' that Netflix 'chose to artificially limit The Irishman's theatrical release'.

UK chains that appear to be offering a number of screenings include Everyman and Curzon, along with individual theatres like The Barbican in London.

However, if in doubt, your best bet is probably to just tap 'The Irishman screenings near me' into Google.

A spokesperson for Netflix said: "We're excited to be launching in over 100 cinemas in the UK and Ireland from today and expect The Irishman to have a long run."

It's well worth trying to track down a screening, as the critics' reception to the film has been very positive indeed - having initially racked up a very respectable score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

For those who don't know the story behind Scorsese's new baby, The Irishman is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt and tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a gangster, hitman and World War Two veteran.

Sheeran (played by De Niro in the film) finds himself mixed up with some of the most notorious people of the 20th century.

The synopsis says: "The film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organised crime."

The Irishman will have a limited theatrical release from 8 November, before it's added to Netflix on 27 November.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: the irishman, Entertainment, TV and Film, Martin Scorsese, Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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