South Yorkshire cinema to show 70th anniversary D-day concert

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A South Yorkshire community cinema will broadcast a 70th anniversary D-Day concert from the Royal Albert Hall live.

Penistone Paramount is among the nationwide cinemas that will be showing the sold-out concert in London as it happens on Friday, June 6.

The BBC Radio 2 concert is being streamed live to allow veterans who cannot travel to London or France to take part in the commemorations.

Hosts Jeremy Vine, Dermot O’Leary and Louise Minchin will re-tell the story of key moments of D-Day alongside a cast of actors, led by Patrick Stewart playing Sir Winston Churchill.

The backdrop to the narration will come from The BBC Concert Orchestra and a military band.

Katherine Jenkins, Seth Lakeman and Beverley Knight are set to perform.

Brian Barnsley, a spokesman for the Peni-stone Paramount, said: “We are delighted to be able to take part in this commemoration concert.

“Cinemas were the lifeblood of information in wartime Britain and the main social centres for sharing news.

“They united the country in 1944 and will do so again 70 years on.”

The broadcast will begin at 8pm. For more information, visit