There is going to be a special 20th anniversary screening of the Spice World film which has been organised and orchestrated by fans all around the country! The film was released in 1997 and was the second feature film directed by Bob Spiers, who sadly passed away in 2008.
This film is iconic and could live up to cult films such as Pulp Fiction and the Shawshank Redemption, though perhaps not for the same audience or generation. However, it’s clearly a dearly loved film by people all across the world. Recently in Canada, it’s been screened in downtown Winnipeg at Memorial Park and will be screened outdoors.
Yes, some of you might remember that the film followed the band (who played as themselves) as they prepare for a huge concert at the Royal Albert Hall while touring with their manager, played by Richard E. Grant. It has aliens, fighting, bombs, Meatloaf, and Sir Roger Moore. What more could you ask for?
The film grossed $77 million at the box office worldwide and over $100 million in DVD sales despite the negative reviews it received at the time. It’s still considered the epitome of “Girl Power”.
Filming took place all over London and at Twickenham studios and features over 40 famous British landmarks. Rule Britannia!
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the film was released? Do you feel old yet? With Scary, Posh, Baby, Sporty and the infamous Ginger set to hit cinema screens again, bouts of nostalgia come over us, making us feel like it’s 1997 all over again.
If you are a major Spice Girls fan, you can also visit the original bus used in the film, which is on display at Island Harbour Marina, on the Isle of Wight, England, which has been there since July 2014. That’s a day trip in of itself.
The screenings will take place on the 29th of September, and are to be held all across the UK in both Odeon and Vue cinemas. Originally, the film premiered on the 15th of December in 1997 and was then released in British cinemas on Boxing Day.
50 screenings are planned with more still being added due to demand, but you better move fast because several of the showings have already sold, out and the tickets start from just £5! For information about the locations and prices please click here.
Trust us, you don’t ‘Wannabe‘ missing this!
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