Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre has just announced that from this summer major productions at the NT will be screened live to cinemas across the UK and also to 100 selected screens across the world. The first production to beamed to cinemas will be this years upcoming 'Phedre' with Helen Mirren. The broadcast will be on Wed June 25th and cinemas will charge £10 admission. The first screening is the first of 3 already planned with more to follow. Audiences who sit in the actual auditorium the night of the broadcast will get greatly reduced tickets due to the nature of broadcasting with cameras at many different positions around the house. Each screening will cost between £50,000 and £75,000. The new idea is called 'NTLive'
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