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20th Dec 2016

4 Classic Movie Screenings To Catch In Dublin This Month


Looking for non-alcoholic social activities this month? If so, this short list might be of interest to you.

Dublin’s cinemas screen some excellent older movies on occasion, so we’ve had a look around to see the best ones that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Here are our cinematic offerings offer…

1. Michael Collins

Where: The IFI

When: 1.30pm, Saturday, March 19

Plot: The story of rebel leader Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) during the War of Independence and the Civil War, and the growing ideological divide between himself and friend Éamon de Valera (Alan Rickman)…

Our thoughts: A must watch when you’re feeling especially Irish around Paddy’s Day and the 1916 celebrations. 

2. The Wolf Of Wall Street

Where: The Sugar Club

When: 8pm, Sunday, March 20

Plot: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life with a trophy wife (Margot Robbie) to his fall involving crime, corruption and the FBI.

Our thoughts: Leo and Martin Scorsese are a match made in heaven. 

3. Drive 

Where: The Sugar Club

When: 8pm, Wednesday, March 23

Plot: A taciturn stuntman-cum-getaway driver (Ryan Gosling) finds find himself falling for his neighbour (Carey Mulligan). Trouble is she has a gangster husband (Oscar Isaac) who’s in trouble with the wrong folks…

Our thoughts: Outlandishly cool. Worth a watch for the soundtrack alone. 

4. The Butcher Boy

Where: The Light House Cinema

When: 6.30pm, Tuesday, March 29

Plot: A troubled Irish boy (Eamonn Owens) is so obsessed with his family’s honour that he ends up committing a gruesome murder to maintain it, ultimately suffering a nervous breakdown.

Our thoughts: From director Neil Jordan of Interview With The Vampire and Michael Collins, this one’s well worth the admission fee. 

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