Britain’s ‘Ultimate Pop Star’, Sir Cliff Richard, invites everyone to be part of the most spectacular silver screen party of the year, as he celebrates his 80th birthday in cinemas nationwide.
On 27th October 2021, Sir Cliff will bring his enthralling live show to a cinema near you, as The Great 80 Tour is beamed live via satellite into over 500 cinemas around the UK from the Royal Albert Hall in London. After more than a year away from the stage, Sir Cliff will celebrate the return of live music by performing a selection of his greatest hits. This promises to be one of his most exciting concerts to date and his on-stage energy and passion is sure to have fans dancing in the aisles. Encore performances will be re-broadcast on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October at 2:30pm.
The event will also feature exclusive footage of Sir Cliff, recorded especially for cinema audiences.
“To have the opportunity to reach an even wider audience is hugely exciting!”
The Great 80 Tour was originally scheduled for 2020 to coincide with Sir Cliff’s 80th birthday. He will now celebrate a year later, inviting cinema audiences to mark this very special milestone with him. With all four of the Royal Albert Hall concerts sold out, the cinema event is a great opportunity to see the show in the comfort of your local cinema.
Presented by CinemaLive, leading producers and distributors of Event Cinema, Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour will be shown on over 1,000 screens in the UK and Ireland including major multiplexes and many independent cinemas and arts centres.
Speaking about the cinema event, Cliff commented: “I am delighted that CinemaLive are once again partnering with us to show The Great 80 Tour in cinemas worldwide. This tour was sadly postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic and was due to be my 80th Birthday celebration with my fans. To have the opportunity to reach an even wider audience in cinemas, and especially for those international fans still unable to travel to the tour venues, is a little nerve wracking, but hugely exciting!
“I shall begin the tour aged 80 and will be 81 when in cinemas – what a great way to celebrate.”
“I shall be 81 when in cinemas – what a great way to celebrate.”
With 146 singles under his belt, 69 having reached the UK Top 10 with 14 Number 1s, Sir Cliff Richard was one of the pioneers of British rock ‘n’ roll. Now a musical icon, he is the only British pop artist to have number one hits in every decade from the 1950’s to the end of the 20th Century. These include Living Doll, The Young Ones, We Don’t Talk Anymore and Mistletoe And Wine.
Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour follows 2018’s Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour which grossed over £1.1 million at the UK & Irish Box Office across one weekend. Celebrating Sir Cliff’s astonishing 60 years in the music business, the concert was broadcast into cinemas live from Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, becoming one of biggest live cinema events of the year.
Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour, distributed by CinemaLive, will be broadcast at 7:45pm on 27th October 2021. Encore performances will be re-broadcast on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October at 2:30pm.
For more information and to find cinema locations visit cliffincinemas.com
Further reading: When Cliff Richard Played Ripley, the first performance as ‘Cliff Richard’.