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NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem (Live) in SGC Dungarvan

Playing Thursday, September 3rd (One Night Only) – Book Now

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash.
The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Sinister II in SGC Dungarvan

From Friday, August 21st – Book Now

 

 

Following the events from the first film, a different family; a mother and her 2 sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. When the deputy from the first film learns that this family is next in line to fall to the demon Bhughul, he races before time to stop it and save them from the same fate.

 

 

Hitting the Apex in SGC Dungarvan

Playing Wednesday, September 2nd (One Night Only) – Book Now

Hitting the Apex

ScreenLive Entertainment proudly presents HITTING THE APEX, directed by Mark Neale and narrated by Moto GP super fan Brad Pitt.
HITTING THE APEX is the inside story of six fighters – six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time – and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. It’s the story of what is at stake for all of them: all that can be won, and all that can be lost, when you go chasing glory at over two hundred miles an hour – on a motorcycle.
From the director of FASTER and FASTEST, HITTING THE APEX takes us to the heart of this exhilarating sport at a time when the speeds have never been higher or the talent on the track more brilliant.
This event includes additional content recorded exclusively for cinemas only.

 

Movie listing from Friday, 21st August

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Jim Ryan review of RSC: Othello (Live) in SGC Dungarvan

Playing Wednesday, August 26th (One Night Only) – Book Now                                                               

SHAKESPEARE’S ‘OTHELLO’ LIVE FROM THE RSC at The SGC, DUNGARVAN, WED AUG 26TH at 7PM.

(From Jim Ryan).

Othello production images_ 2015_Photo by Keith Pattison _c_ RSC_Othello.1739 Recently, at the SGC Cinema Dungarvan, we saw “The Merchant of Venice” live from the RSC, Stratford-on-Avon; and it was superb in every way. So, I look forward eagerly to our next live screening from The Bard’s home town – ‘Othello’, on Wednesday, August 26th at 7 PM. Where better for a production of a Shakespeare play – each and every production from there has been superb. ‘Othello’, one of the world’s great plays, is fast-moving and memorable and has some of Shakespeare’s most magical poetry.

‘Othello’, is one of the four great tragedies of Shakespeare’s maturity (King Lear, Macbeth and Hamlet being the other three). Written in 1602/3, ‘Othello’ was first performed at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London on November 1st, 1604 and “was many times acted at the Globe and at the Black-Friars”. The title role is one of the greatest and most demanding in the theatre, and there is no actor who would lightly pass up the part of the gifted but naive military commander. The role of the villainous Iago is also much sought after because he is the evil schemer in the play – one of the most malevolent personages in all literature! The other main character is Desdemona, one of the most admirable and most wronged of women. Her fate is almost unbearable in its poignancy. Othello production images_ 2015_Photo by Keith Pattison _c_ RSC_Othello.1104

 

After Act 1, which is set in Venice, the rest of the play takes place in Cyprus. Othello, a victorious Venetian general, elopes with and marries Desdemona, daughter of Brabantio, a Senator, who is opposed to the marriage. Iago, foul-mouthed but seemingly honest, is jealous of the recent promotion of his rival, Cassio, and vows to bring about the latter’s downfall. And it is Iago’s deviousness in doing this that sets in train the tragic events of the play. Othello production images_ 2015_Photo by Keith Pattison _c_ RSC_Othello.2866

To discredit Cassio, Iago cunningly gets him drunk and Cassio behaves so badly that he is dismissed by Othello. Iago now contrives the situation where he advises Cassio that the best way back into his master’s favour is by getting the trusting Desdemona, to plead his cause. Meanwhile, Iago is planting in Othello’s mind the idea that she is being unfaithful with Cassio. He succeeds so well that Othello, who hitherto loved his wife so dearly, loses all self-control and becomes a raving, gibbering madman. Without a shred of justification, Iago poisons Othello’s mind against Desdemona and Cassio. How Iago will “enmesh them all” is the pitiless story of the rest of the play

 

If you love the theatre, this haunting and pitiful play, ‘Othello’, from the RSC is not to be missed.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in SGC Dungarvan

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Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly. The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer. Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar (R)-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar (R)-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”)

Trainwreck in SGC Dungarvan

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No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world. Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize. Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment — but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something

Paper Towns in SGC Dungarvan

From Monday, August 17th – Book Now

 

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbour Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears— leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding on true friendship—and true love.

 

 

Pixels in SGC Dungarvan

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As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

 

 

Fantastic 4 in SGC Dungarvan

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Friends Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) have worked together on a prototype teleporter since their childhood, eventually attracting the attention of Professor Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey), director of the Baxter Foundation, a government-sponsored research institute for young prodigies. Reed is recruited to join them and aid Storm’s children, scientist Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and technicianJohnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), into completing a “Quantum Gate” designed by Storm’s wayward protégé, Victor von Doom (Toby Kebbell), who begrudgingly agrees to help due to his unrequited feelings for Sue.

The experiment is successful, and the facility’s supervisor, Dr. Allen (Tim Blake Nelson), assembles a group of astronauts to venture into a parallel dimension known as “Planet Zero“. Disappointed at being denied the chance to join the expedition, Reed, Johnny, and Victor recruit Ben to help them commandeer the Quantum Gate and embark on an unsanctioned voyage to Planet Zero, which they learn is a world filled with otherworldly substances. Victor attempts to collect a sample of the substances, causing the entire structure they’re in to collapse and the ground to erupt with a green lava-like substance. Reed, Johnny, and Ben return to their shuttle just as Sue brings them back to Earth. Victor is left behind after he falls into the collapsing landscape. The machine explodes, altering Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben on a molecular-genetic level, affording them super-human conditions and abilities beyond their control: Reed can stretch like rubber, Sue can become invisible and generate force fields of energy, Johnny can engulf his entire body in flames and fly, and Ben becomes bigger and develops a rocklike hide which gives him enhanced strength and durability. They are then placed in government custody and confinement to be studied and have their conditions and abilities tested. Blaming himself for the accident, Reed escapes the facility and becomes a fugitive while desperately trying to find a cure.

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