In an email sent by TheFattHatt1943 concerning a possible string of screenings of the Day of the Diesels special from Marcus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Carlos Petrick had this to say.
Unfortunately, it looks like we will not be playing this title in the near future. Our Thomas series was produced by HIT Entertainment and they have lost their major sponsor for the Thomas series.
Without a sponsor they are unlikely to put out another series anytime soon. I can tell you that if they ever do decide to play Thomas titles again, I will certainly try hard to get it in to our locations.
Despite this, PBS Kids will treat fans to a sneak peek of the special before it's DVD release on September 6th 2011 as revealed by Hit News Online.
Day of the Diesels premieres in Vue's Leicester Sqaure Cinema on September 16th 2011 and will be released on DVD 10 days later on September 26th.
Thanks to TheFattHatt1943 for the alert.