5 Classic Movie Screenings You Need To Check Out Over The Next Month

You can look forward to childhood favourites, comedies, and iconic gangster flicks

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If you, like us, think there's nothing quite so magical as a night at the movies with a big box of popcorn and an oversized soft drink, then this list was made for you.

We've had a bit of a nose around local cinema listings for the next few weeks and found a few vintage offerings that are really worth seeing on the big screen – some cheesy, some critically acclaimed, some hilarious, all brilliant.

Here are our cinematic offerings.

1. Flash Gordon

Where: Bull & Castle.

When: 7.30pm, Wednesday, May 25.

Plot: Earth is in danger from villainous alien Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) and only one man can save every one of us: Flash fuckin' Gordon (Sam J. Jones).

Our thoughts: If you like your movies ridiculously cheesy, this is for you. Plus there's a beer and hot dog deal at the screening for a tenner – winning!

2. The Terminator

Where: The Sugar Club.

When: 8.30pm, Friday, May 27.

Plot: A human-looking indestructible cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent from 2029 to 1984 to 'terminate' a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. 

Our thoughts: Before all the lacklustre sequels, prequels and reboots, there was this gem.

3. Tron

Where: Bull & Castle.

When: 7.30pm, Wednesday, May 18.

Plot: A software engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) gets his ideas stolen by a rival, but when he tries to obtain evidence of the crime he becomes trapped in a virtual reality world known as the Grid...

Our thoughts: One to check out for the nostalgia factor, check out the dodgy graphics that were considered so groundbreaking back in '82. Plus, Jeff Bridges is always worth watching.

4. The Godfather Trilogy marathon

Where: The Lighthouse Cinema.

When: 12pm, Saturday, June 4.

Plot: Follow the life and times of the Corleone crime family, as one young Sicilian immigrant (Robert DeNiro/Marlon Brando) rises to kingpin status, before his empire finds its way into the hands of his youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino).

Our thoughts: One of the best film trilogies of all time (despite a somewhat disappointing final chapter) and the gangster movies that defined a genre, take this rare opportunity to see it on big screen with both hands.

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Where: The Sugar Club.

When: 8pm, Sunday, May 22.

Plot: Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is his parents' little angel and an all round cheeky fun-lover. On this particular day he decides to go mitching with his girlfriend and best friend, but his principal and sister are determined to catch the jammy git out.

Our thoughts: Just go. No question.

If you're film buff, keep an eye out for Lovin Dublin's movie night next month where YOU decide what classic flick we'll be watching. If there's something you want to see, let us know in the comments!

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Seán Kenehan

Seán is known for eating, drinking and writing, making him uniquely qualified to work for Lovin Dublin. Seán enjoys skipping stones wistfully, puns that'd make a dad blush, and referring to himself in the third person.

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