The Milk Market are doing something that I think is genius, doing outdoor screenings of old films. You get all the loveliness of being outside while having a roof over your head. It is the perfect venue for doing something like this. I know these outdoor screenings have been really popular in other countries, so I hope it catches on here. At the moment there are two two films scheduled, but if there is a high demand then I'm sure they will continue them.
They are starting Sat 28th July, a good choice of night as I usually try to avoid pubs as they are way too packed with the Saturday night fever office crowd, so this is a nice alternative. They are also doing a deal for four people for €20, which is a pretty darned cheap night out! I have no idea if any of the food vendors will be open, but it would be nice to be able to get a burger or a glass of wine while watching the film. I'll check in with the organiser and leave an update in the comments section.
Here is the blurb:
Classic film ‘Singin’ In the Rain’ at the Milkmarket
With cinema screen and cinema sound, Gene Kelly’s musical ‘Singin in the Rain’ is presented at Limerick ’s Milkmarket in a special showing as part of the Movies at the Market slot on Saturday July 28th. This is the first of two late evening presentations.
From 1952 ‘Singin in the Rain’ looks at the transition from silent movies to ‘talkies’ and how the stars of the silent screen dealt with the issues. Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen and Debbie Reynolds light up the screen with fantastic songs and dance moves – all done with a generous helping of humour and a great heap of technicolour to boot. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ has to be seen at least once on the big screen.
Screenings on each night will begin at 9 p.m. before the main feature at 10 p.m., with local archive footage from Limerick Film Archive and film shorts made by teenagers from recent winners at Limerick ’s national competition The Fresh Film Festival. So patrons are advised to come early for this special event. Steven Spielberg’s ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ screens on the following Saturday August the 4th, as the main feature.
Tickets are available on the evening for each screening and priced at €7 for individuals and €20 for a group of four.
Tickets will also be available in advance at the ‘Movies’ stall at the market during Milkmarket opening hours from Friday 20th July.
Secure online booking for each film: through
Located next to the Milkmarket, patrons may park at the Cornmarket Square Car Park from 6pm to midnight at a maximum cost of €3.
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