Over 200 cinemas across the UK will screen special sing-a-long previews of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical on Saturday 17 December in support of the charity MediCinema.

The charity builds, installs and runs state-of-the-art cinemas in hospitals and places of care, giving patients and their families the magic and joy of a night at the movies together.

These latest screenings  – made possible by the film’s distributor Sony Pictures UK – are just the latest show of support by the wider industry for the invaluable work of the MediCinema, on which more can be found here. All box office income from the shows will go direct to the charity for it to continue to sustain, develop and expand its network of screening rooms.

Further details on the preview shows, which come a full fortnight before the sing-a-long version’s UK-wide release on Sunday 1 January, can be found here.