UCH Cinema Season

Monday 23rd September 2019 - Monday 2nd December 2019

UCH Cinema Season

Autumn Winter 2019

The 2019 Autumn/Winter UCH Cinema Season has been announced with eight screenings on selected Sunday afternoon and Monday evenings from September to December.

As always the UCH Cinema Season is a wonderful mix of family favourites, epic classics and offerings from National Theatre Live and Exhibition on Screen.

The season begins on Monday 23rd September with everyone’s favourite musical film – Grease! Released in 1978, Grease has been an audience favourite ever since, packed with iconic characters and some of the greatest singalong songs of all time! We’ve all seen it – but how many have seen it on the big screen? Not to be missed!

On Monday 7th October see the National Theatre Live screening of King Lear, starring the legendary Ian McKellen. Hailed as an “extraordinarily moving”, the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, which was filmed live, received five star reviews for its sell-out run.

The award winning Spanish language film (with English subtitles) Pan’s Labyrinth is this year’s UL International Education Division Pick and will be screened on Monday 21st October. Set in 1944 Falangist Spain, it tells the story of a young girl who must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks.  Directed by the acclaimed Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth received high praise of its visual effects, direction and cinematography when it opened in 2006.

On Sunday 3rd November families are in for a treat with a screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Not only is this going to be the perfect end to the mid-term break, but audiences will also be helping a great cause as proceeds from this screening will go towards the Live 95 Helping Limerick Children charity campaign!

Leonardo: The Works is the subject of this Season’s Exhibition on Screen on Monday 4th November, with all of the artists’ attributed paintings presented in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and more than a dozen others. The film also looks at da Vinci’s inventiveness, military foresight and ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day! A fascinating insight!

Its time for a black, comedy thriller on Monday 18th November with the screening of the 1996 film Fargo starring Frances McDormand. Having enjoyed more recent acclaim as a Netflix series, this original feature film was the beginning of it all, receiving no less than seven Academy Award nominations and winning for Best Actress and Original Screenplay. This is the Coen Brothers at their very best.

Look no further than UCH Cinema on Sunday 24th November to kick start the Christmas spirit with a screening of what is considered to be one of the best festive films of all time – Home Alone! First released almost thirty years ago in 1990, Home Alone, starring a very young Macaulay Culkin and the hilarious Joe Pesci, became the highest grossing live action comedy film of all time, holding the record until 2011.

UCH Cinema Season for Autumn/Winter 2019 ends on an absolute high on Monday 2nd December with the epic, historical romance that is Gone With the Wind. Fans of this iconic film, set against the background of the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, will be delighted to experience it on the big screen, as it was originally meant to be viewed.
Gone With the Wind received 10 Academy Awards including Best Actress for Vivienne Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara and Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel who became the first African American actor to receive one. It is deservedly regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.

Monday 23rd September, 7.30pm (Cert PG)
In what is largely regarded as one of the greatest musical films ever, good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fall in love over the summer.

National Theatre Live – King Lear
Monday 7th October, 7pm (Cert PG)
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at UCH Cinema!

Pan’s Labyrinth
Monday 21st October, 7.30pm (Cert: 16)
In 1944 Falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sunday 3rd November, 3pm (Cert: PG)
Produced and conceived by Tim Burton, this stop-motion, animated musical/fantasy film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin King, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”

Exhibition on Screen – Leonardo: The Works
Monday 4th November, 7.30pm
Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art.

Monday 18th November, 7.30pm (Cert:18)
In this 1996 neo-noir black comedy thriller, Frances McDormand stars as a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law.

Home Alone
Sunday 24th November. 3pm (Cert PG)
First released in 1990 this now classic Christmas comedy film is about eight-year-old Kevin McCallister who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas holiday. Originally delighted to be left behind, he soon has to contend with two blundering burglars with hilarious results!

Gone With The Wind
Monday 2nd December, 7pm (Cert PG)
Gone With the Wind is an epic, historical romance set in the American South against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. It tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, and her love interests Ashley Wilkes and the dashing Rhett Butler.

Friends of UCH can avail of “2 for 1” tickets for all screenings
Student Members of UCH go FREE to all screenings (Become a Student Member for just €10 for the year!)

For further information on becoming a Friend or Student Member of UCH please contact Mairead at 061 213306 or the Box Office at 061 331549.

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