Empire March 2021

At this very moment, cinemas across the UK are closed amid lockdown measures. But as soon as it’s safe to do so, there are countless cinephiles who can’t wait to get back to the big screen for the ultimate moviegoing experience – seeing a film projected large as intended, with booming sound and popcorn in hand, sat with a rapt audience collectively sharing in the adventures of other people’s lives for a few hours. Whether sticky-carpeted multiplexes or boutiquey independents, cinemas are to be treasured – and have been responsible for so many magical moments that film fans (and filmmakers) will never forget.

Filmmakers just like Edgar Wright, the British writer-director behind the likes of The Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and Baby Driver (and soon to chill us all to the bone with his upcoming psychological horror Last Night In Soho). For a very, very special new issue of Empire, Wright instigated a massive celebration of the cinemagoing moments that changed us forever – featuring contributions from you, the readers, Wright himself, and some of the biggest names fin Hollywood.

Inside the magazine, you’ll find cinema memories shared by the likes of Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Patty Jenkins, Jordan Peele, Taika Waititi, Paul Rudd, Guillermo del Toro, Chris Evans, Simon Pegg, Daniel Kaluuya, M. Night Shyamalan, Matt Stone, Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon, George Miller, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Feige, Christopher McQuarrie, Joe Russo, J.J. Abrams, Bong Joon-ho, David Yates, Daisy Ridley, Joe Cornish, Anya Taylor-Joy, James Gunn, Bill Hader, Alfonso Cuarón, Walter Hill, Rian Johnson, Spike Lee, James Cameron, Lily James, Robert Zemeckis, Ang Lee, Jon Hamm, Daniel Craig, Jon Favreau, Sam Mendes, and Mark Hamill.

It’s a particularly special issue, and we hope you enjoy it – see you back at the big screen after the intermission.


Order your copy today, or better still, take out a subscription to Empire Magazine.

Empire March 2021