89 breaking records thanks to Arsenal fans

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89 the film was released last week and it’s a wonderful look back at one of the greatest moments in the history of Arsenal football club.

It was also made available via OurScreen.com, which allows fans to set up screenings in their local cinema, and once enough tickets are sold, the film is shown. It’s sort of like crowd funding but for movies.

And such is the reach of Arsenal fans, and the popularity of the film itself, 89 has broken the record for the most successful documentary ever to be released through the Our Screen platform. What we can do via Twitter, we can also do in cinemas – it’s nice that it can translate to real life.

It has had three times the number of screenings confirmed than the previous record holder, with nearly 30% of screenings being organised outside of the traditional Arsenal heartland of North London – including South London, East London, Norwich, Liverpool, Kent, Belfast, Bristol, Nottingham, Brighton, Cambridge.

It’s an illustration of how widespread and awesome the Arsenal community is, and there’s still time to set up your own screening if you can get enough people to it. Simply check out https://www.ourscreen.com/film/89 and take it from there.

Lee Dixon, executive producer on the project, told us, “I’ve been blown away by the response to 89 on the big screen. Watching it with an audience is an experience I’ll never forget.”

It is, of course, available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from all the usual outlets like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more.

Watch the trailer below, and I’ll see some of you at the screenings in Dublin on December 11th when we’ll have a Q&A beforehand with Lee Dixon and fellow producer Amy Lawrence.

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ChrisM

Really enjoyed 89 so congrats to all involved.

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I’m very glad I was watching it at home on my own when Ian Wright was talking towards the end.

I’ve not had TV break me like that since Animal Hospital

Pedant

What happens at the end???

dr Strange

How did you watch at home?

dr Strange

Ok I know you can buy it on dvd/blueray but I can’t find it on digital download.

ChrisM

I actually really struggled to find this out as well.

I watched it though Amazon in the end

https://www.amazon.co.uk/89-Tony-Adams/dp/B077JFWYN5/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1511945011&sr=1-1&keywords=89

dr Strange

Thank you so much!!!

Chuqu

The trailer alone just gave me goosebumps. Haha…I love this club.

Arunava

I am from India and the digital copy is not available on Google Play. Please make this available. Please. Or anywhere else for that matter. Not in a mood to pirate.

WalrusGooner

Any chance of a Region 1 Blu-ray release, or at least an online streaming option?

Martin

It’s being released in Region 1 on Jan 16th so I assume it will come out in both formats.

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Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

I have been waiting for the one on Wenger’s career at Arsenal after he left. Will enjoy it next year !

Comedian

Lee dixon and gunnerblog look so similar.

Clock-End Mike

Absolutely brilliant film, had me on tenterhooks even though I must have relived it 100 times already with the film of the match, and “Fever Pitch” (another brilliant Arsenal film, and the book of course). Got the DVD on the day of release (thanks, Amazon), and loved it. Made me feel 28 years younger, what a day that was!
To those outside the UK (US, India, Australia. etc) who can’t buy/stream it yet, you have a real treat in store.

Mark Gillespie

Showing at Guidford Odeon and just 8 tickets remain. Sorry to be a spammer spanner, I really want to experience this with fellow Gooners. Thank you.