Empire magazine have dipped their toes into big screen shindigs in the past, with the most recent a few years back at the O2 – and we admit we’ve really enjoyed ourselves.

So we were pretty happy when a press release popped up in our inbox letting us know the mag are planning another showcase later this year.

Suffice to say we’ll be heading along – so here’s the press release to get you interested:

Empire, the world’s biggest movie magazine, today launched Empire Live, a two-day, three- night celebration of the best in movies and entertainment. The world’s number one music and entertainment venue, The O2 in London, will play host to more than 50 events over the extended weekend.

The world-class programming will include premieres, first-look screenings, specially curated bills, masterclasses and pop-up parties. Film lovers will get unrivalled access to the world’s best actors and filmmakers who will introduce screenings, run workshops and attend events. The first batch of content confirmed includes a very special presentation of Richard Linklater’s latest, Everybody Wants Some!!, and a series of screenings in partnership with purveyor of cinematic masterpieces The Criterion Collection. There will also be a live version of the award-winning Empire Film Podcast.

Terri White, Editor-In-Chief of Empire magazine, said: “There is quite simply no event in the world right now like Empire Live. Whether you’re a cult film junkie, an animation addict or a blockbuster lover, there will be something for everyone at our spectacular weekend of live events. With world-class actors and directors joining us at The O2, no other brand or event can bring you closer to the world of movies and entertainment. Strap yourselves in, and get ready for the weekend of your life.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday April 29, 2016.

Tickets and further information available from www.empirelive.com

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle