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How to watch Euro 2020 for free at the cinema

Written by: Emma Lunn
Football fans can watch the Euros action on the big screen for free at Showcase Cinemas.

The cinema chain is screening the England, Scotland and Wales games for free on its big screens – although fans need to book tickets in advance.

Euro 2020 kept its name even though it was delayed for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now run from 11 June to 11 July 2021 across 11 countries

To celebrate the tournament and pay tribute to the players, Showcase has teamed up with popular food artist Nathan Wyburn to create a piece of artwork of each nation’s footballing hero.

The artist has put together portraits of England captain Harry Kane, Welsh star Gareth Bale and Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson, created using only the classic cinema snack, popcorn.

Wyburn said: “Showcase Cinemas commissioned me to create a series of portraits to celebrate the upcoming Euros – and the nation’s favourite cinema snack, popcorn – made the perfect material to create these portraits.

“We all love popcorn, and I’m sure these players are no different. Hopefully these pieces of artwork will show that we’re all behind them, and we wish them luck.”

While England fans will be hoping they can go one step further than their semi-final appearance in the last major tournament, and Wales fans will be looking to put together another run reminiscent of the 2016 Euros, Scottish fans are preparing for their team’s first appearance at a major tournament since 1998.

Mark Barlow, Showcase Cinemas general manager, said: “We have certainly been made to wait for this tournament, so we’re excited to finally be able to make the most of it. We are proud to be able to offer fans the opportunity to come and watch the games at our cinemas and support their home nation.

“We also wanted to show the players we support them in a fun way, and it was great to work alongside Nathan to do this. His work is simply mesmerising and it’s amazing to see how he has recreated these football icons with nothing but popcorn!”

To watch the Euros at your local Showcase Cinema, visit its website for more information and to book online.

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