London Film Festival Posts 6% Rise in Attendance for 2019 Edition

Variety | 10/15/2019 | Tim Dams
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The BFI London Film Festival reported a 6% rise in attendance for its 2019 edition, which wrapped on Sunday with the international premiere of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”

“The Irishman” gala premiere, which was attended by Scorsese and cast Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel, was streamed via satellite from the Odeon Luxe in London’s Leicester Square to audiences in over 80 cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland.

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The BFI said there were 178,789 admissions for London screenings and events over the Festival’s 12 days.

This comprised 161,059 public attendances, an increase of 6% on last year’s London public attendance. There were an additional 17,730 press and industry attendances across the festival. The Festival also hosted satellite screenings at over 100 venues around the U.K. and Ireland.

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