This is why A Star Is Born isn't being shown in Vue cinemas
A Star Is Born is one of the biggest movies out right now, but you’d be hard pressed to find showings at one of the UK’s biggest cinema chains.
Vue is not showing the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper musical movie, at least for now, despite the premiere being held at Vue Leicester Square.
That’s because of ongoing “discussions” between the cinema chain and the movie’s studio.
“We are working very hard to try and bring you A Star Is Born,” Vue said in a statement on its website. “We are still in discussions with the studio and apologise to all of our customers who were looking forward to seeing the film at Vue. Keep an eye out for further updates.”
Disgruntled fans have taken to social media to ask why the movie is not being shown, with the company adding that it was due to “operational reasons”:
A Star Is Born has been getting rave reviews across the board, many praising Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) for her starring role in the movie.
The movie also features drag queens, including some familiar RuPaul’s Drag Race faces, which Cooper recently opened up about to Digital Spy.
“[Co-writer] Eric Roth and myself were interviewing Stefani about her past and she was talking about singing in the Lower East Side, and I was trying to figure out the best way for us to get to know these two characters as quickly as possible,” he said.
“And I wanted to put him in a situation where you would think he would behave a certain way but he doesn’t at all. I didn’t want her to sing a song that she had written, and ‘La Vie en Rose’ is a song that I’d heard her sing in real life for the first time.
“It felt like a drag bar would be the perfect place to explore and then define for the audience who these people are.”
A Star Is Born is out in (some) cinemas now. Book tickets here.
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