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The Weather Forecast Is Looking Ideal For Some Outdoor Cinema This Weekend

By olivernolan

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Marvel’s latest may be hitting most screens this week, but it will probably be there for quite some time.

So if you'd prefer something a little less 'blockbustery', here are our top cinema picks for the week that don’t feature a corn-flake sized Paul Rudd..

The Great Outdoors: Happenings - Amelie

Merrion Square,
Friday 17th July - Gates 8pm, Film 10pm.
Tickets €5

Due to changeable Irish weather and their recent tendency for last minute announcements, Happenings haven’t featured much here in the past sadly. Luckily however, with the Friday’s forecast looking, well, acceptable, Merrion Square looks set to play host to Jeunet’s Amélie.

Released back in 2001, this slice of French whimsy introduced the world to Audrey Tautou, and it’s gentle laughs make it a perfect fit for an outdoor venue.

So unless you’re Marlay-bound and planning on being up the front for Hozier, this offers a cheap and cheerful excuse to sprawl out on the grass this Friday evening.

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The Live Event: NT Live: Everyman

Light House Cinema
Thursday 16th 7pm, Saturday 18th 4pm
Tickets €12 (Students €9)

A 15th century British morality play might not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, but screening live from London’s Olivier Theatre tonight, this modern take on a British theatre staple is a visual feast that’s one of a kind.

Carol Ann Duffy’s adaptation stars 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role of a popular, successful man for whom everything changes when Death comes calling.

The production has received high praise both for Ejiofor’s magnetic turn, as well as its amazing stage design. If you can’t make it tonight, not to worry because you’ll get another chance on Saturday!

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The Cult Hit: Hollywood Babylon presents - Twin Peaks 25th Anniversary Party

Light House Cinema.
Saturday 18th July, 7pm - late.
Tickets €9 (€7.50 student)

David Lynch fans will want to hightail it to the Light House this weekend for a night-long celebration of his most celebrated cult hit, Twin Peaks. Kicking off at 7pm with a Twin Peaks-centric table quiz, the Smithfield venue will also play host to a pre-screening party, complete with ‘Coop’ and ‘Audrey’ cocktails, a doughnut stand, and much more, followed by a special screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Naturally, costumes are a must.

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