As anyone who has seen The Shining will tell you, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We’re pretty sure the moral of that particular story was to party hard and enjoy the summer outdoors after being cooped up all winter. This July, BrewDog are offering the opportunity to do just that, promising craft beer, classic movies and live music, at their Cinematic Circus.
The sunshine is back in all its glory and that can only mean one thing for film fans in Dublin…watching films, but outside. Two 90’s favourites will be screened in Malahide later this month, as Movies on the Lawn returns to Malahide Castle and Gardens.
Just because the summer is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the fun of Happenings’ Open Air Cinema. The likes of Once, La La Land, Dirty Dancing and Groundhog Day have all been shown by Happenings out in the sunshine (and rain!) over the last few months, and their latest event will show a beloved classic right in Sandymount.
When Once was first released in cinemas ten years ago it was an unlikely contender to be a hit. Filmed on a shoestring budget, with scenes shot on Dublin’s streets without a permit and starring two non-actor in then-teenaged Markéra Irglová and the divisive Frames frontman Glen Hansard, John Carney’s film ended up making millions at the box-office, placing high on many critics’ end-of-year lists for the strong cinematic year of 2007 and winning the Best Original Song Academy Award for Falling Slowly. It’s a film that has been entered into the canon of Irish favourites, and a great choice to watch on a (hopefully) bright summer evening on a nice cosy blanket. So with that in mind, Happenings in association with 7Up have picked out Once to be the next film for their Open Air Cinema.
Happenings love of sharing cinema in the great outdoors has brought some great evenings to Dublin film fans in the past, including Sing Street and other Irish favourites around the county for this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival and last year’s Centenary Cinema events for the 1916 anniversary. The most recent edition of Happenings’ Open Air Cinema will offer a unique experience for cinephiles, as they’ll be showing a silent horror classic in Mount Merrion this Saturday.
Last summer, Happenings celebrated the sunshine-however much of it there was-with a series of open-air screenings of crowd-pleasing films around Dublin. From The Princess Bride to the new Irish favourite Sing Street, film fans enjoyed popular movies in the great outdoors. Now with the sun just about peaking its head out for five minutes at a time behind the wind and the clouds, Happenings are coaxing out the springtime, staging their first open-air films of 2017 in March with the St. Patrick’s Festival Ireland.
Every Monday, Film In Dublin brings you the highlights of the week ahead in Dublin cinemas. Festivals, screenings, premieres, quizzes or even a showing of some opera, get ready to fill up your day planners. You can’t do it all but with our guide you’ll never have nothing to do.
It’s a bit hot this week isn’t it? Certainly too hot to be sitting in watching a film. So why not watch one outside instead?