It is not our intention to censor content. In some instances, where we feel that an activity and its associated campaign and content are in direct contradiction with Vue’s values, we make the decision to refrain from allowing that activity to take place in our cinemas.
Management received notification that a private screening request by Core Issues Trust and Christian Concern would be promoting and campaigning for a medical ‘cure’ to homosexuality. After careful consideration of the facts a decision was made to cancel the event.
The decision to cancel was made on Tuesday 6th February 2018 independently of, and in isolation from, any external influence including any media, social media or petition. We are aware of subsequent online petitions for and against the event however we would like to reiterate that the decision to cancel the event was made entirely independently of any external influence.
Please be assured that at Vue we take pride in providing an inclusive entertainment environment and our doors are open to everyone, irrespective of their political, religious, cultural or racial background and irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We will therefore always consider, and be sensitive to, our customers when we are asked to promote or indirectly endorse, or act as host for, one particular cause, campaign or belief.
At Vue we like to entertain and that is where our passion lies. We love providing our customers from all walks of life and around the world with the best content to enjoy in the best environment. Cinema has a long and dynamic 100-year history of story-telling and fun-filled afternoons and evenings. That is who we are and what we do and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone to our cinemas to enjoy big screen entertainment.
8th February 2018