‘Youth’ is the theme for 4th edition of NI-wide cinematic celebration…

After attracting over 2500 people to Cinema Day last year, Northern Ireland’s bespoke day celebrating the silver screen returns to the Four!

The 4th Cinema Day, presented by Film Hub NI (part of the BFI Film Audience Network), will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, with 26 venues and film organisations across the North hosting screenings, activities and other movie-related events all at £4 or under – and often free.

The theme of 2019 Cinema Day 2019 is Youth’, with a whirlwind day of film events covering, wild youth, lost youth, feral youth, youth regained and youth remembered.

Screenings include family favourites such as the Tom Hanks classic Big in Ballymena (Into Film), Honey I Shrunk the Kids in the Ulster Museum (Cinemagic), The Incredibles in Newtownards, The Greatest Showman at Movie House Cinemas, and Drop Dead Fred (in a double bill with Picture of Dorian Gray) in the Black Box, Belfast.

There are also teen/coming of age classics such as Stand by Me (Derry Nerve Centre), Carrie and Heathers in The Strand, Belfast, Rebel without a Cause at the QFT, and what cinematic celebration of Youth would be complete without West Side Story (NI Film Foundation at Carnegie Oldpark)?

Other highlights include NI Science Festival screening The Iron Giant followed by a robotics workshop, Where the Wild Things are at The Seamus Heaney Homeplace followed by special workshops for kids. Northern Ireland Screen dig into the Digital Film Archive for In My Youth: Stories from the Digital Film Archive, meanwhile HMS Caroline (where else) will play host to a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl!

It’s a day of joy for film lovers of all ages, and whether its horror, drama, or animation, organisers promise something for all film lovers, right across the North.

 ‘We’re always impressed by the energy and diversity of Film Hub NI members and their response to Cinema Day. In our fourth year, the range and breadth of the films on offer show the exceptional passion of our members to bring the best of film to their audiences.’  – Hugh Odling-Smee, Project Manager, Film Hub NI.

The full programme of events is available at www.filmhubni.org

Celebrating the scope and diversity of film exhibition across Northern Ireland, Cinema Day is an initiative presented by Film Hub NI part of the BFI Film Audience Network through National Lottery Funds and supported by Northern Ireland Screen


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