Hybrid BFI London Film Festival achieves record attendances

Across online and physical events, the festival recorded 315,000 admissions.The BFI London Film Festival has announced record attendances for its 2020 edition, which combined physical and virtual screenings and events.Total attendance was 315,000 across the UK and internationally.

In 2019, the festival achieved 178,000 London admissions, and 190,000 including screenings across the UK.Francis Lee’s Ammonite, the festival’s closing night film,played at 350 UK cinemas on Saturday October 17, delivering nearly 14,000 admissions.

The title was the top-grossing film in the UK that day, although – as a preview – the Lionsgate title was omitted from the official UK box office chart for the October 16-18 weekend period.

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