UCH Releases Winter Cinema Line-Up

By Mike Finnerty Sep 2, 2019

The University Concert Hall (UCH) have announced their slate of films for the upcoming Winter season.

The screenings kick off on Monday, September 23rd with a screening of the timeless Grease.

The 1978 musical made household names of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and the songs from the soundtrack have becoming ingrained into the public consciousness, like any good musical.

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After a month break, it get’s spooky at UL, with a screening of Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth.

The screening takes place on Monday, October 21st.

Often called the greatest foreign language film of the 21st century, Pan’s Labyrinth was designed to be seen on a big screen, and is the Mexican auteur’s finest hour.

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Adult Fantasy: Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is a masterpiece of modern cinema that is studied for Leaving Cert English.

The spooky theme continues into November, with a screening of the seminal 1984 comedy Ghostbusters.

One of the most iconic films of the 1980’s, now’s your chance to see the film that defined that decade’s culture on the big screen.

Catch the classic Bill Murray-starring comedy on Sunday, November 3rd.

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November 18th sees a screening of what is perhaps the Coen Brothers best film, Fargo.

The 1996 classic took home two Oscars in Original Screenplay for it’s writer-director duo Joel and Ethan, and Best Actress for it’s leading lady Frances McDormand

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Fun pub trivia fact: Frances McDormand is married to co-director Joel Coen!

November 24th is a month before Christmas, and what better film to get into the festive season than Home Alone?

The 1990 classic has endured like no other Christmas film, with the possible exception of It’s A Wonderful Life.

The Chris Columbus-directed film is a great watch any time of the year, but none better than from late November onwards.

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Finally, 2019 is seen out with Gone With The Wind, which is adjusted for inflation, the most successful film of all time.

A lavish and sweeping epic that still endures 80 years later, Monday December 2nd is your chance to see the most successful film in history – Avengers be dammed!

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Clark Gable; a mustache you can set your watch to

You can buy tickets to the film of your choosing at the link below:




By Mike Finnerty

Arts and Online Editor with An Focal. Galwayman keeping the DVD and Blu-Ray market alive by himself. Would watch Stop Making Sense on a continuous loop if he could.

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