The BFI London Film Festival is bringing the UK premiere of Another Year to 25 regional cinemas in addition to it’s London bow as the Centerpiece Gala.

On Oct 18, 25 regional cinemas across the UK and nine other London venues will show the film as well has having a live satellite link with the Odeon Leicester Square for the pre-film red carpet and post-film Q&A with director Mike Leigh and the cast members including Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville.

This marks the first event of this kind for the LFF.

Leigh said of the initiative: “This is simply wonderful! It is a great honour to be part of this ground-breaking LFF event, and I‟m delighted for this opportunity to share Another Year with such a wide audience.”

LFF artistic director Sandra Hebron added: “Bringing film-makers and audiences together is at the heart of the festival and I am delighted that this year we can do this in a new way. Our first ever live satellite link-up will mean that audiences throughout the country can get a taste of the festival, enjoy the UK premiere of Mike Leigh’s outstanding new film and hear about the making of it with the director and his wonderful cast.”

The London cinemas are: Cineworld Fulham Road, Odeon Guildford, Odeon Kingston, Odeon Whiteleys, Picturehouse Clapham, Picturehouse Greenwich, Regal Picturehouse Henley, Vue Islington and Vue Westfield.

The regional cinemas are: Belmont Aberdeen, Cinema City Norwich, Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street, Cineworld Cardiff, Cineworld Cheltenham, Cineworld Didsbury, Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street, Cineworld Nottingham, Cineworld Sheffield, Showcase Derby De Lux, Duke of York’s Brighton, FACT Liverpool, Harbour Lights Southampton, Little Theatre Bath, Manchester Printworks, Odeon Oxford George, Odeon Tunbridge Wells, Phoenix Oxford, Picture House Uckfield, Picturehouse York, Screen Winchester, Showcase Bristol De Lux, Vue Edinburgh Omni, Vue Leeds Light and Vue Reading.