The UK Film Council and the BBC Two are working together for the theatrical release of new digital presentations of seven British film classics. The Summer Of British Film season runs from late July to September 11.

New digitap prints of the restored films will go out through the Digital Screen Network to 136 UK cinemas, in association with distributors Optimum Releasing and Park Circus.

The films on release are Guy Hamilton's 1964 Goldfinger, David Lean's 1945 Brief Encounter, John Schlesinger's Billy Liar, Laurence Olivier's 1944 Henry V, Robin Hardy's 1973 The Wicker Man, Michael Anderson's 1955 The Dam Busters, and Bruce Robinson's 1987 Withnail and I.

Also as part of the season, BBC Two will host on TV its seven-part series British Film Forever.

Pete Buckingham, head of distribution and exhibition for the UK Film Council said: 'For cinema audiences, digital is the key to making these great British films available across the UK. If it wasn't for digital, audiences wouldn't be able to see these films on release at the cinema and the new high quality digital prints of the films means that movie lovers are in for a real treat.'