Oscar-Winner ‘Chariots Of Fire’ to Return to U.K. Movie Screens Ahead of London Olympics 2012


LONDON – Twentieth Century Fox, the British Film Institute and the filmmakers behind Hugh Hudson’s Chariots of Fire are teaming to roll it out on the big screen as part of the the London 2012 Festival celebrations.

Produced by David Puttnam, the multi Oscar-winning Olympic drama, has been digitally restored and will be re-released with BFI support.

The BFI said it plans to allocate £150,000 ($237,570) from its lottery-fuelled prints and advertising fund and will push the movie into theaters across the U.K. from July 13, two weeks before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

The BFI’s funding is aimed at broadening the Fox release of the film to give audiences across the UK the opportunity to see it on the big screen. 

Chariots of Fire tells the story of two men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

The movie won four Academy Awards including a best picture nod for Puttnam and a best original screenplay for Colin Welland.

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