Cineworld is to show the new film Robert the Bruce in a number of screens across Scotland following a campaign to have the film shown.

A boycott of Cineworld had been proposed by some campaigners over the second largest cinema chain in the UK not screening the release. However, Cineworld has since confirmed to our sister paper The National that they would now show the film starring Angus Macfadyen in a number of screens across Scotland. 

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The movie’s distributors Signature Entertainment confirmed to our sister paper The National that Cineworld will have Robert The Bruce in five of its complexes at Glasgow Silverburn, Falkirk, EdinburghDundee and Aberdeen Queen’s Link.

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Macfadyen himself protested vehemently at Cineworld’s original decision and was backed by Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins as well as a host of politicians. SNP politicians Willie Coffey MSP and MP Carol Monaghan joined in.

A petition calling for Cineworld to show the film gained around 5,000 signatures. 

The petition read: “We the undersigned do hereby formally request the showing of the new Robert the Bruce movie across Scotland and would support it being shown in your cinemas.

“However, as any director knows, the choice on whether or not to continue to give custom to a particular company is at the behest of the customer and their impression of the company should they not cater for an audience demographic to which they prescribe.”


Robert the Bruce is already showing in Odeon cinemas at Edinburgh West, Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Dunfermline, Braehead, Glasgow Quay and Ayr.

Showcase Paisley and Glasgow, the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Empire Clydebank, Vue Hamilton, Vue Edinburgh Omni and the New Picture House, St Andrews, are showing it.

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Waterfront Cinema, Greenock, will show it from July 5, while Newton Stewart Cinema will show it on July 12 and 13.

Birks Aberfeldy, the Pavilion, Galashiels, and the Bideford Film Society will also show it later this month, while Eden Court Cinema in Inverness and the Hippodrome in Bo’ness will screen in next month.