Dickie and Lady A invite you to a premiere - book a ferry

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A small Scottish cinema will upstage Hollywood with a gala premiere this evening for the latest of Lord Attenborough's films.

In Love and War, starring Sandra Bullock and Chris O'Donnell, two of Hollywood's hottest properties, is to have a special screening on the island of Bute before its official premiere in London on 12 February.

Both Lord and Lady Attenborough, who have a home on the Scottish island, will attend the showing at Rothesay's 97-seat Winter Garden cinema.

The premiere was arranged to raise funds for the island's Winter Garden Trust - set up to maintain and refurbish the historic Winter Garden - of which the film-maker is patron.

The pounds 25-per-head event will consist of two screenings of the film on either side of a gala dinner hosted by the Attenboroughs, at which Lord Attenborough will discuss the film and his career.

The film is the story of the clandestine romance between Ernest Hemingway when he was a young Red Cross stretcher bearer in northern Italy during the First World War and 26-year-old Agnes von Kurowsky, who nursed him back to health after a battlefield injury.

The film will be on general release in March.

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