National Lottery Cinema Day 2019

National Lottery Cinema Day is back in 2019!
Every time you play the National Lottery you’re supporting UK film production, exhibition and innovation, as well as community projects across the country.
To say THANK YOU, venues nationwide – including all 16 of our cinemas – are inviting you to see a FREE film on Sunday 25 August with your ticket from Saturday 24 August’s Lotto Double Prize Event draw.
You can reserve your free adult cinema ticket from Wednesday 21 August at and check out the day's listings here.
First come, first served. Terms and conditions apply. See for full details.*
If you don’t want to take your chances you’ll still be able to book paid tickets for the day in advance at or telephone the box office as usual.
Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community. The 25th birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week.
The National Lottery has made more than 5,350 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes - over 565,000 individual grants have been awarded across the UK, that’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district.
How to get your free ticket and book - Only available online or in person at the cinema only.
  • Cinema tickets will be available to book online from Wednesday 21st August, and bookings will be on a first come first served basis.
  • Visit
  • Select your local Merlin Cinema and request your Voucher Access Code
  • To complete your booking, take a note of your Voucher Access Code and then visit 
  • Select your nearest location from the list
  • Choose the film you want to watch and time 
  • On the seating plan, select your seats and then beneath select National Lottery Cinema Day E-Code
  • Press next where you will be asked to enter your Voucher Access Code
  • When you attend the cinema on 25th August with your prebooked cinema ticket(s) you will need to show your Lotto ticket(s) along with your cinema ticket(s) to enter the screening.

You will not be charged a booking fee. You can book in person, but not by telephone. 

Terms and Conditions
  • Each line on an eligible National Lottery ticket for the Lotto Double Prize Event on 24th August 2019 provides free entry for one adult to any Standard 2D film of your choosing on 25th August 2019 only.  Persons under 16 years old are not eligible for free tickets.  Free cinema tickets are subject to availability and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Visit to select your Merlin cinema and request a booking code for the film screening of your choice.  
  • To book your free cinema tickets, visit to select your cinema and screening, then enter the booking code and complete the purchase.  Alternatively take your booking code to the Merlin cinema box office to claim a ticket, subject to availability.
  • National Lottery Cinema Day tickets are only available at Merlin cinemas via
  • When you attend the cinema on 25th August with your prebooked cinema ticket(s) you will need to show your Lotto ticket(s) along with your cinema ticket(s) to enter the screening.  For online and app tickets, show your confirmation email or log into your account and show your ticket confirmation. 
  • Entrance to a screening is subject to film age certification regulations. Proof of age may be requested.
  • Free tickets have no cash value and cannot be exchanged.
  • The promoters are Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (“Camelot”) and Merlin Cinemas.
  • Each participating cinema has the right to refuse entry in the event of a cinema reaching capacity, as well as under  any other reasonable circumstances.
  • In the event of queries on the day, the decision of the cinema manager is final.