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Cinema Day 2018 celebrates movie magic

Eddie Murphy’s classic comedy Coming To America will be showing as part of Cinema Day 2018

NORTHERN Ireland's Cinema Day returns for another day-long celebration of film on Monday August 27.

Based around the theme of 'Home', Cinema Day 2018 will find 29 film-centric events taking place around the country.

Paddington 2 will be shown at Crumlin Road Gaol (with free marmalade sandwiches), locally shot coming-of-age flick Mickeybo & Me will be screened at Carnegie Oldpark and Fermanagh Film Club, while last year's Co Tyrone farmer revenge thriller masterpiece Bad Day For The Cut is to be screened at Seamus Heaney Homeplace.


The Spectrum Centre on Shankill Road will be playing animated sci-fi fave Home and the NI Science Festival are showing The Land that Time Forgot to coincide with the long awaited arrival of Dippy the Dinosaur at The Ulster Museum.

Derry’s Nerve Centre has a Spielberg double-bill of E.T. (with snacks and prizes) and Close Encounters of Third Kind (with a Q&A afterwards), while Cafe 31 will embrace the nouvelle vague with Truffaut’s The 400 Blows as part of new film club, Feature.

Cinema Day also brings a special Belfast Film Festival screening of excellent new documentary short The Curzon Project, which delves into the history of this much missed south Belfast picture house, at the Curzon Cinema's original site on the Ormeau Road.


Portrush Film Theatre will be offering the musical comedy Cupcakes along with the sugary baked goods which inspired its title at the Playhouse Portrush and Amnesty Cinema Club at Ormeau Baths Gallery will show Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time, the hard hitting documentary about the Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea.

Cinemagic are showing Coco at Crescent Art Centre, with a special FX workshop, Eddie Murphy’s classic comedy Coming To America will be presented at the Ecos Centre by Braid Film Theatre and Banterflix bring The Amityville Horror to Odyssey Cinemas, with a post-screening Q&A with paranormal investigator Mark Young.

Vault Artist Studio at the old Tower Street Belfast Met Building in east Belfast are screening Kissing Candice and Alleys of The East with filmmakers Aoife McArdle and Jonathan Brennan, while Subterranean Film Club in Omagh will be screening hit Irish comedy drama Sing Street.

Full Moon Fest at The Black Box in Belfast invite you to dress up and singalong to The Wizard of Oz, while Movie House Cinemas across Northern Ireland will be screening Disney classic Lady and The Tramp with added doggy-themed activities.

Sara Gunn-Smith of organisers Film Hub NI says: "Cinema Day offers plenty of opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience film in wonderful, welcoming cinematic spaces across the country.

"Most events are free or low-cost, so grab your friends and family and start planning your Cinema Day adventures now."

:: Full information at Filmhubni.org

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