A Halloween cult classic is finding its way back to Irish cinemas this month. Beetlejuice, newly remastered, will be playing in cinemas throughout the country for its 30th anniversary from October 26th, including screenings in some of Dublin’s top cinemas.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Beetlejuice (Cert 15A), the perennial and delightfully demented comedy from director Tim Burton, is back from the hereafter – and haunting theatres, for the first time ever with newly remastered DCP prints.
In time for Halloween, Warner Bros. Pictures is unleashing the film for a limited theatrical re-release beginning in selected Irish cinemas from October 26th.
A seminal classic of the ‘80s, Beetlejuice earned an Academy Award for Best Makeup, was ranked on AFI’s Top 100 list of Funniest American Movies and became part of the zeitgeist. Beetlejuice is also being adapted as a new Broadway musical, opening this spring, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, with an original score by Eddie Perfect and a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King.
The film stars Michael Keaton, in one of his signature performances, as the iconic ghost with the most – a freelance “bio-exorcist” who is summoned by a recently-deceased couple, the Maitlands (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis), to scare off the family that’s taken over their beloved home. But they get more than they bargained for with the fast-talking / insect-gobbling / shape-shifting spirit. Winona Ryder had her breakout role as the rebellious daughter who befriends the Maitlands. The starring cast also includes Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.
Beetlejuice was produced by Michael Bender, Larry Wilson and Richard Hashimoto. Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren wrote the screenplay, and the story was by Michael McDowell & Larry Wilson. Thomas Ackerman was the director of photography, and Danny Elfman composed the music. The Geffen Company presents a Tim Burton film, Beetlejuice. The film is being re-released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
11 Irish cinemas will be screening the film this month, including six of Dublin’s finest. See the full list of participating cinemas below:
- Brunswick Moviebowl, Derry
- Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast
- Cineworld, Dublin
- The Stella Theatre, Rathmines
- Vue Cinemas Liffey Valley, Dublin
- Eye Cinema, Galway
- The Light House Cinema, Dublin
- Pálás Cinema, Galway
- Movies @ Dundrum, Dublin
- Movies @ Gorey, Wexford
- Movies @ Swords, Co.Dublin
Press release courtesy of Warner Bros.