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Die Hard to be screened by Odeon in tribute to Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman

Story by Jack Foley

CLASSIC action film Die Hard will return to big screens across the UK this Thursday evening (January 28, 2016), as ODEON Cinemas has announced it will host special charity showings of the 1988 classic as a tribute to the life and career of the late British actor Alan Rickman.

The screenings of Die Hard – starring Rickman in one of his most iconic roles as villain Hans Gruber, opposite Bruce Willis’ now infamous John McClane – will be held at 20:15.

ODEON will donate all profits from ticket sales to Cancer Research UK – the country’s leading research and awareness driving charity.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be booked via the ODEON website – with no booking fees.

Die Hard is one of the all-time great action films, and Alan Rickman’s sinister Hans Gruber is a true icon amongst cinema villains,” said Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON.

“We’re pleased to be working with Cancer Research UK on these screenings, as they’re an opportunity for our guests to celebrate the work of one of the finest actors in the business, whilst simultaneously supporting a worthy cause.”

The charity screenings are taking place at eight ODEON cinemas across the UK including Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Cardiff, Kingston, Liverpool ONE, Manchester Printworks, Newcastle Metrocentre, Norwich, and Southampton.

Die Hard stars Bruce Willis as grizzled NYPD cop John McClane, desperately trying to save his wife Holly Gennaro and her colleagues, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.