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The blood, sweat and tears of the Tour de France in full HD is coming to the big screen this month as the film “Chasing Legends” receives its International Premiere on October 21, the film will be screened simultaneously in 50 locations around the UK followed by a live video Q&A session with Mark Cavendish, Phil Liggett and the film’s director, Jason Berry will be beamed via satellite from London’s O2 Cineworld to each cinema.

The film chronicles the participation of the HTC Columbia team – and notably Mark Cavendish’s role - in the 2009 edition and is cut together with interviews with riders who are inextricably linked with the Tour, including Eddie Merckx and Lance Armstrong.

It also tracks the humble but no-less heroic origins of ‘Le Tour’, from the inaugural 1903 event to what has become the modern-day epic.

Follow this link to find which of the 50 British locations, at which it will be screened is nearest to you.
 

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demoff [327 posts] 6 years ago
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Any idea of where its going to be shown apart from London??

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Niall [38 posts] 6 years ago
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See the website for dates - http://www.chasinglegends.com/film_tour/

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Tony Farrelly [2875 posts] 6 years ago
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or check the link to the 50 British locations at the end of the story  1

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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£12 a ticket at the cineworld in B'ham. Possibly too much for my shallow pockets!

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dave atkinson [6273 posts] 6 years ago
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£12? crikey! i don't get out to the cinema much but i'm sure it wasn't that salty when i went last

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Tony Farrelly [2875 posts] 6 years ago
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Well, a child ticket is £7 at our local Odeon, think an adult ticket costs more like a tenner so don't think it's that way out of line… although it probably also explains why I don't go to the cinema as much as I'd like to these days

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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There is the live Q+A session with Cav to watch too. Local flicks cost £7 here in the Shire, cheaper on Tues, and Orange Weds too. Hmmm. I know how stunning the scenery shots are going to be though, and how often do we get to see Le Tour on a giant screen? I might look out for any shots of Spanish meat trucks around the Astana bus too. That and private ambulances delivering blood.

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Tony Farrelly [2875 posts] 6 years ago
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Think we'll be popping along to the Bristol screening

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aastria [9 posts] 6 years ago
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£15 in Didsbury! Rips!

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Simon_MacMichael [2471 posts] 6 years ago
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Nowhere near Oxford, sadly  20

I suppose it's difficult to compare the prices to standard cinema tickets... it's a different animal to a Hollywood blockbuster, one-off event plus the Q&A feed, I don't imagine the costs of putting something like this on (and publicising it) are cheap and you have to factor in the risk of not selling all your tickets.

Of course, we're lucky when it comes to road cycling because events are free to spectate, I suppose if you look at ticket prices for the screening in the context of going to see even a non-Premier League football side it's a bargain.

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othello [383 posts] 6 years ago
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I is on at Reading, which is only 30-40 minutes drive away.

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Simon_MacMichael [2471 posts] 6 years ago
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Cheers Othello, but I'm actually about 15 miles northwest of Oxford and I don't drive  3

Mind you, local station has trains direct to Reading...  39

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Fish_n_Chips [493 posts] 6 years ago
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Have my ticket for the Bristol showing.

Should be a big group of riders from the local clubs turning out!

Cheers for this article btw!  4

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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£13.30 including booking fee for Bristol - yikes! Still, probably will go

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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might see you there Tony.