The brand has already been seen on TV screens after its launch in the UK last year and the move into cinema emphasises the determination of Russian billionaire banking tycoon Roustam Tariko to make a success of his vodka in a market dominated by Smirnoff.
The cinema ad is a reworked cut of the TV ad shot by Michael Haussman, who has directed music videos for artists including Madonna, Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez.
The campaign will be seen through the remainder of July and August, with a high level of activity around the new Batman film, the Dark Knight.
Andy Corris, senior brand manager at First Drinks Brands, said: “Russian Standard has catapulted into the position of the UK’s third biggest premium vodka with in a year of launch. We are committed to building on this throughout the year.”