New Star Wars film to premiere in the Capital

THE Scottish premiere of the new Star Wars film will take place in Edinburgh following a plea from Ewan McGregor.

Tickets for the first Scottish showing of Star Wars Episode II - The Attack of the Clones, which will take place at the UGC Cinema in Fountainpark, go on sale today.

Ewan McGregor, who stars as Obi Wan Kenobi, asked Lucas Films and 20th Century Fox to agree to a premiere in Scotland to raise money for Rachel House, in Kinross, the only hospice in Scotland for terminally ill children.

Ewan McGregor said: "Rachel House is an incredible place and I am delighted that they will benefit from this Scottish premiere."

The actor has a long association with the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland, which runs Rachel House, and recently launched a fundraising campaign by flying over the hospice in a Tornado Jet flown by his brother Colin, a pilot in the RAF Display team based at Lossiemouth.

UGC in Fountainpark will host two premiere screenings of the Attack of the Clones on Wednesday, May 15.

Tickets for the afternoon screening, geared for children and families, cost 20. Children from Rachel House will be given VIP treatment at the premiere and will be joined by a number of yet-to-be-named Scottish actors.

The evening screening for adults will include a post premiere party hosted by Eros and Elite for which tickets cost 40. Fountainpark will also join in the Star Wars mania with special attractions on the day.

To book tickets for the event call 0131-228 8788.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Evening News for your chance to win tickets to the Edinburgh charity premiere.