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IGN.com ties with Vue for special charity premiere

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation to debut in the West End next month.
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Described as 'the greatest fan film yet', Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is to get its first ever UK screening next month, courtesy of IGN.com and Vue Entertainment.

The film - which is a 100-minute recreation of the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark starring Harrison Ford - will have a special charity premiere at Vue West End, Leicester Square, London on April 28th.

Started in 1982 by Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala when they were just 12 years old, it was finally finished seven years later. However, it wasn't screened until 15 years later at a film festival by Harry Knowles. Features in Vanity Fair and on The Today Show then followed, with fans including Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg.

Indeed, Spielberg wrote to Strompolos and Zala, saying: "Wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your very loving and detailed tribute to our Raiders of the Lost Ark".

At the screening, fans will have the chance to meet the filmmakers, as well as take part in a Q&A session, see exclusive props and win artwork from the original series.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is the ultimate fan film; made by fans for fans," said Justin Keeling, general manager of IGN UK. "It's the perfect fit for the IGN.com community of over four million games and movie enthusiasts."

Vue's marketing director, Mark De Quervain, added: "Vue Entertainment are delighted to be the only cinema company to show this unique cult film in the UK."

Tickets to the charity premiere are available for £17.50. Click here to go to the official site. Ticket proceeds will go to MediCinema, a registered charity that installs on-site cinemas in hospitals with big screens, surround sound, tiered seating and nurses instead of usherettes.

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