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Emergency service workers to get VIP treatment at screening of Ryan Reynolds film

05 Aug 2021 2 minute read
Free Guy. Ryan Reynolds

Front line emergency service workers will be given the red carpet treatment at a special screening of a new blockbuster film starring Ryan Reynolds.

Disney has commissioned a private premiere of the Wrexham AFC co-owner’s new film, Free Guy, that’s being released next week.

The screening at the Odeon cinema at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham is being organised to celebrated Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership of the Reds.

It will take place next Tuesday, August 10, ahead of the film’s official release in cinemas across the UK few days later on August.

The main UK premiere will be taking place a few hundred miles away in Leicester Square in London, but Disney has also decided to organise an invitation only event in Wrexham.

The VIPs will include frontline emergency service workers and charities including Nightingale House Hospice and Blood Bikes as a way of thanking them for all their hard work during the pandemic over the last 16-months.


Ryan Reynolds has previously played superheroes Deadpool and Green Lantern, as well as starred in comic book adaptation Blade: Trinity. He has also played starred in Pokémon Detective Pikachu. In Free Guy he stars as a background character in a video game who decides to become the hero.

Speaking about the event, leader of Wrexham County Borougjh Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard said: “We’re all delighted and its fantastic news that Disney haw considered Wrexham for this one-off event and I’m sure many of us are looking forward to watching the film and starting to safely enjoy more leisure events now that restrictions are easing further here in Wales.

“Despite Ryan or Rob not having had chance to visit Wrexham yet – I know we’re all going to give them a great welcome when that day finally arrives.”

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