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Watch our 'Skid Row Marathon' advert screening across cinemas nationwide

The Big Issue goes to the movies

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If you’re off to the cinema this week hoping to catch up with the latest Marvel blockbuster Avengers Infinity War, psycho-sexual thriller Beast, or even fright-fest A Quiet Place, then you may just spot our advert for The Big Issue’s Skid Row Marathon partnership with UK charity The Running Charity rolling before the movie starts.

The new documentary, which will be screened nationwide on May 9, follows a running group for homeless people in the notorious area of downtown Los Angeles, and The Big Issue is delighted to be on board as one of the film’s media partners.

Judge Mitchell founded the group in 2011 after visiting the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, which provides more than one million meals a year – alongside advice, shelter and help with issues around addiction – for some of the estimated 4,500 homeless people in Skid Row (an area of less than five square miles).

We’re incredibly proud of our work here at The Big Issue and are excited to have the opportunity to work with other organisations also engaged in improving the lives of homeless people and those in vulnerable circumstances around the world.

  • Find your nearest screening of Skid Row Marathon here.
  • To register for information about future screenings of Skid Row Marathon, email: hello@cinevents.co.uk

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