South Yorkshire pop sensation Louis Tomlinson and his band One Direction become big screen stars next week and we have tickets to be won to the northern premiere of their debut film, This is Us, writes Graham Walker.
The documentary, made by Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, tells the story of 1D’s meteoric rise to fame, with lots of live performance footage - all in 3D.
And fans really will get the red carpet treatment at a special preview screening, nine days before it goes on general release, at Sheffield Cineworld on Tuesday, August 20.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch 1D’s This Is Us film trailer.
Cineworld Sheffield will get its own red carpet area where fans can pose with a 1D cut out on a walk through to the screening.
Exclusive goody bags will also be handed out, with doors at 5.30pm and the screening at 7.10pm.
Doncaster’s own Louis, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan will be at the London premiere for a simultaneous screening.
One Direction were brought together on The X Factor, where they finished third in 2010.
Fourteen million singles sales and two Brit awards later, they have topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and were the first British act to top the US Billboard chart with their debut album.
Award-winning director Spurlock, who was a Sheffield Doc/Fest speaker in 2011, then talking about his product-placement documentary, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, said he wanted to give fans a backstage pass to show what it’s really like being the biggest boy band in the world.
The 118-min U-cert film is on general release from August 29. To book tickets at Cineworld Sheffield you can reserve your seats online at www.cineworld.co.uk, buy in person at Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP or call 0871 200 2000.
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