10 Things I Hate About You is back in UK cinemas to celebrate its 25th anniversary

An absolute modern classic.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 12th February 2024

Can you believe it’s been 25 years since 10 Things I Hate About You came out?

First released all the way back in March 1999, the American teen romantic comedy film is directed by Gil Junger, and features an all-star cast led by a young Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, and of course, the late great Heath Ledger in one of his best-loved and most famous roles.

If you’ve not managed to watch the film before, then firstly, why the heck not? And secondly, let us briefly sum it up for you without spoiling things.

10 Things I Hate About You is a modernisation of Shakespeare’s comedy play, The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late-1990s American high school setting, and follows new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) who is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik).

In order for Cameron to get around Bianca father’s strict rules on dating, he attempts to get the school’s bad boy, Patrick (Ledger), to date Bianca’s antisocial sister, Kat (Stiles).


While that summary doesn’t really do the film justice, perhaps the fact it was hugely acclaimed by critics on its release, and won several awards for its young cast, as well as the fact it’s developed a cult following of fans since, does a better job of proving how well-loved it is.

Basically, to say it’s an iconic film to 90s and 00s kids is absolutely an understatement.


And now, in a bid to properly celebrate the modern classic in all its glory on what is an undoubtedly important milestone, the romcom is back on the big screen for its 25th anniversary and fans can head to their nearest cinema, grab some popcorn, and sit down to watch the film in the way it should be truly seen and appreciated.

The cult-classic romcom is screening on selected dates this week / Credit: Krists Luhaers (via Unsplash)

Vue Cinemas, Cineworld, Everyman, and Showcase Cinemas are just some of the cinema chains screening the film on selected dates this week – including a several locations in Greater Manchester – and most of them are aptly showing the film on Valentine’s Day too.

So if you’re looking for a low-key way to mark spend the international day of love with a special someone, then this could be a brilliant shout.


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Head to the website of your chosen local cinema to check out screening times and prices.

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