After controversially being taken down from screens in Vue cinemas across the country over the weekend, Rapman’s Blue Story has now returned to the cinema’s listings.
The film was withdrawn from cinema listings after an incident occurred at Birmingham’s Star City cinema complex last week (November 23). This then led to all Blue Story screenings being banned from all Vue and Showcase cinemas.
After the decision was made to strip the film from cinemas, Rapman spoke out frustratingly, saying there was “no connection” between the incident that took place and the film. He later went on to comment that there could be “hidden reasons” for the cinemas to pull the film, after fans claimed the decision was racially motivated.
Now following the decision to allow the UK’s most successful ever Urban film to return to the screens, the chief executive of Vue International, Tim Richards, has spoken out on the decision to reinstate the film, branding it as an “important film”.
Richards also said there is a plan in place to make sure Blue Story returned to Vue before the weekend. He added, “we’ve listened to the community and we know that this is an important movie for the people to see”.