Live satellite link to BFI London Film Festival opening night will show European premiere of Captain Phillips in 30 UK cities and towns.

When the 57th BFI London Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday (Oct 9), audiences in 30 cities and towns across the UK and Ireland will be able to enjoy the red carpet experience followed by the European premiere of Captain Phillips.

A live satellite link will screen the opening night event and film into Cineworld cinemas across the country.

Director Paul Greengrass, actors Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi and producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca will all walk the red carpet.

The list of cinemas include: Ashford, Ashton, Birmingham, Boldon, Bolton, Brighton, Burton, Cambridge, Cardiff, Castleford, Cheltenham, Chichester, Crawley, Didsbury, Dublin, Edinburgh, Enfield, Glasgow (Renfrew Street), High Wycombe, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Rochester, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Stevenage, Swindon and Yeovil.