Kids Take Control of Summer TV with Sky Movies Family HD
Family squabbles over who controls the TV remote could be banished this August as Sky Movies pits nation against nation and calls on fledgling film fans to help it shape its summer schedule.
Each Thursday in August, Sky Movies Family will be handing over control of their schedule to 8 – 13 year old movie buffs by asking them to vote for which movies they’d most like to see on the small screen that day. A triple bill of movies made up of the three top films from the voting results will be shown back-to-back from 4pm each Thursday.
Sky Movies Family HD is giving children across the UK and Ireland the chance to participate in the competition, with each Thursday of the month being given over to a particular nation: Scotland on 5th August, Ireland on 12th August; Wales on 19th August and finally England on 26th August.
As well as getting the chance to see their favourite films on-screen, when someone votes for their ideal schedule they will be in with the chance of winning a trip to London. One lucky voter from each region will be selected at random and whisked off to Sky Movies’ office in London to record a special dedication that will be screened ahead of their selected movies. The winner will get to meet and record their dedication with Craig Stevens, presenter of Sky Movies’ The Family Show. Craig will be on hand to offer tips and advice to the winner as they make their Sky Movies debut during an all expenses paid trip to London for them and their family.
SCOTLAND (Thursday 5th August) gets to pick from: Bedtime Stories, Coraline, Dr. Dolittle: Tail To The Thief, Home Alone, Hotel For Dogs, Igor, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Meet Dave, Stuart Little, Three Men and A Little Lady.
IRELAND’s (Thursday 12th August) choices are: Beethoven, Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008), Kung Fu Panda, Problem Child, Race To Witch Moutain, The Tale Of Despereaux, Titan A E
WALES: (Thursday 19th August) can choose: Beethoven 2nd, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Cats & Dogs, Dragon Ball: Evolution, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, Inkheart, Night At The Museum 2, Open Season 2, Shrek, Space Chimps
ENGLANDs (Thursday 26th August) picks are: City Of Ember, Fly Me To The Moon, G-Force, Jurassic Park, Monsters Vs Aliens, The Borrowers, The Pink Panther 2, The Rugrats Movie, The Secret Of Moonacre, The Wizard Of Oz
Simply ask your parent or guardian to email [email protected] with your top three film choices from the list for your area, along with your first name, age, address and daytime telephone number or send in the post to Kids In Control Summer Schedule Competition, Sky Movies Press & Publicity, NHC 4 – 1st Floor, BSkyB Ltd, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5QD. Closing date for all entries is midnight on Sunday 11th July. The winner will be notified week commencing 12th July and will be expected to travel to London for filming on Tuesday 27th July. For full terms and conditions go to: http://movies.sky.com/kids-in-control
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