WightFibre has been able to once again secure the official Star Wars charity premiere on the Isle of Wight. Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, will get its first screening at Cineworld in Newport supporting youth charity UKSA, based in Cowes, like WightFibre.
It will be the third time that WightFibre has been able to secure a Star Wars charity screening on the Island for UKSA and continues the company’s association with the Star Wars film franchise, also reflected in their support for Ben’s March. The two previous events in 2017 for Star Wars: ‘The Last Jedi’ and 2015 for Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ raised over £7,500 for the charity. This year’s VIP event, which promises to be even bigger will raise even more through the generosity of all those attending on December 19th when the film is released in the UK.
John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre comments: “Once again, this is real coup. Being able to secure this important charity event for the Island and to support such a great Island based charity as UKSA is really important to us at WightFibre.”
The event will see a capacity audience of 292 VIP Guests at Cineworld in Newport attend a VIP Reception with characters from the film franchise before taking their seats for a charity auction and screening of this latest Star Wars blockbuster on its official release.