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See Quartet before anyone else!

We're giving you the chance to see the film first and for free at a cinema near you on December 18th, a fortnight before its nationwide release!

The charming new film from Dustin Hoffman Quartet comes to UK cinemas on 1st January 2013, starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Sheridan Smith, Quartet is the next big British film and Orange are offering you the chance to see it before anyone else!

Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home.

But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie's ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone's surprise, the plans for this year's concert start to unravel.

As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on.

Quartet is Oscar® winning actor Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut from a screenplay by Oscar® winner Sir Ronald Harwood (The Pianist). Quartet stars six-time Oscar® nominee and two-time winner Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park), double Oscar® nominee and BAFTA winner Tom Courtenay (The Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, Billy Liar), BAFTA nominee Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown), Oscar® nominee and BAFTA winner Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine)

Orange is offering you the chance to see Quartet on Tuesday 18th December, before the film is released in the UK. To get two tickets to this special screening just follow this link -

Then simply follow the online instructions, choosing your preferred VUE Cinema from the list of participating locations, and print out your email confirmation to gain entry to the screening. Tickets and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Basingstoke Festival Place
Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Cheshire Oaks
Edinburgh Omni
Leeds Light
Shepherds Bush
Westfield Stratford City

Quartet is released in UK cinemas from 1st January 2013

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