Friday, 1 July, 2022
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Cinemas in UK now accepting digital ID cards

Being turned away from a 15 or 18 rated film for not having the right identification with you might be a thing of the past.

The UK Cinema Association - which includes Cineworld, Odeon, Showcase Cinemas, and Vue - are partnering with digital ID firm Yoti.

The free app will be accepted as proof of age, providing a safe and convenient way to show ID.

It is hoped the move will tackle abuse against cinema staff too.

Yoti harnesses the same technology you see at the airport, where you scan your passport and capture an image of your face.

In order to use the Yoti ID, children will need to have a smartphone where they can download the free app, adding details from their passport and a current photograph.

The digital ID card will then show an age-verified image which cinema staff can then accept.