Fox Cancels ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ New York Premiere Due to Hurricane Harvey Telethon

Studio is donating funds allocated for premiere to hurricane relief

Twentieth Century Fox has decided to cancel the New York premiere of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” on September 12 in order to not distract from the multi-network, star-studded telethon happening that same night to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“Given the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the important fundraising efforts happening on September 12, we have canceled that evening’s planned New York film premiere event for ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’” a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson said in a statement. “To that end, Twentieth Century Fox Film will be donating the money budgeted for the premiere to several of the non-profit groups associated with the telethon.”

An individual with knowledge of the studio’s plans said there are still several events and special screenings planned for “Kingsman,” including the film’s September 18 global premiere in London, a college screening series, an Alamo Drafthouse event, a Poppy Delevigne influencer event in New York and a fan screening event.

However, the studio did not want to get in the way of a telethon airing across the four major broadcast networks and cable channel CMT, featuring the likes of George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts and country legend George Strait.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is set to hit theaters September 22.