Cinema News

Revisit 1999 at Light House & Pálás This Summer
Revisit 1999 at Light House & Pálás This Summer

We've dug deep into the archives and dusted off our tinted glasses to treat audiences to a feast full of seduction, satire, suspicion and supernatural!

Séasúir Shorts - Kicking off on July 3rd!
Séasúir Shorts - Kicking off on July 3rd!

Séasúir Shorts is a new quarterly screening event bringing short films back into the cinema at Pálás!

Remembering Roger Corman at Pálás
Remembering Roger Corman at Pálás

Join us in remembering Roger Corman this June at Pálás!

The Bothy Band is coming to Light House and Pálás
The Bothy Band is coming to Light House and Pálás

The Bothy Band is the story of rock and roll, Irish style!

Fundraising Screening and Table Quiz @ Light House
Fundraising Screening and Table Quiz @ Light House

We are hosting a screening of BACURAU and a table quiz to raise money for Casa Mulheres Mirabal in the wake of flooding in Southern Brazil

National Youth-REC Short Film Festival at the Light House Cinema this May
National Youth-REC Short Film Festival at the Light House Cinema this May

This project hopes to ignite young people's passion and also encourage them to return to the cinema, by making them the creators! The Irish National Youth-REC Festival will take place on Monday, 20th May 2024 at 5:30-8:30pm in the Light House Cinema. This exciting one-day event will involve a screening of ten short films, filmmaker Q&A, awards presented by industry professional judges and an opportunity for young emerging filmmakers and enthusiasts to network!The National Festival is organised as part of the Youth-REC Erasmus Project by Irish Partner Instruction and Formation by festival director and head of the Youth-REC Ireland Team Clarice Makarevitch. The project is supervised by Joe Cabello and graphic design done by Alanna Kane. Youth-REC (YREC) is an EU Project and Festival created to empower, engage and inspire young people to speak up on topics which are important to them, through filmmaking. The project also aims to connect European youth from seven countries, understanding the problems that affect other young people, in order to promote empathy and solidarity. National Youth-REC Festivals are being held in all partner countries across Europe in advance of the International Festival. 10 Irish films have been submitted especially for the National Irish Festival, organised by Instruction and Formation. These films cover topics such as mental health, discrimination and the impacts of technology. Two filmmakers and their films will be chosen from each country to travel to Greece for the International Youth-REC Festival in September. Judges for the National Irish Festival are the esteemed: Aisling O’Brien (Head of Marketing at the Light House Cinema), Nell Hensey (Filmmaker and Co-Founder of Pure Divilment Pictures) and Eleanor Melinn (IFI International Programme Manager at the Irish Film Institute). The films have come from filmmakers across Ireland and have been programmed by William Reynolds, Saoirse White and Fatoumata Gandega. The films (in order of programming) are: Dolce Far Niente (Sweet Doing Nothing) by Michael Antonio Keane, Reminisce by Cian Conachy, FREEquencies by Olivia Curto, Tomorrow by Áine Fahy, Knight of the Living Dead by John O'Neill, Bittersweet by Greta Thornton, St Nick's Cinnamon Sticks by Cathal Moran, State of Mind by Aoibhín O'Byrne, Natural by Marlyatou Diallo and Alive Again by Seán Treacy. Leading up to the festival, Clarice Makarevitch led a series of free masterclass discussion zooms with industry professionals Gráinne Humphreys (DIFF Festival Director), Nell Hensey (Filmmaker & Co-Founder of Pure Divilment Films) and Alice Black (Head of Programming at Light House CInema), attended by young filmmakers and enthusiasts from across the country. These were fantastic opportunities for young people to connect, hold space for conversations with people in the industry they hope to enter into and learn something new. The Youth-REC Ireland Team are delighted to be hosted by the Light House Cinema for the National Youth-REC Short Film Festival and look forward to a splendid evening of cinema! Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite. Tickets are being made free to allow the widest possible audience to attend.

Celebrating Italian Cinema at Light House & Pálás
Celebrating Italian Cinema at Light House & Pálás

In a celebration of Italian cinema, the recent N.I.C.E Italian Film Festival Ireland held at Light House and Pálás showcased a vibrant array of cinematic masterpieces, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Italian culture and storytelling. Throughout May, we continue our celebration of Italian cinema at both Light House and Pálás.

FURIOSA tickets are now on sale
FURIOSA tickets are now on sale

Return to the world of George Millers' MAD MAX

Scooby-Doo Double Bill At Light House And Pálás
Scooby-Doo Double Bill At Light House And Pálás

Zoinks! SCOOBY-DOO (2002) and SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED are, like, totally screening at Light House and Pálás!

DUNE DOUBLE BILL AT LIGHT HOUSE CINEMA
DUNE DOUBLE BILL AT LIGHT HOUSE CINEMA

Join us for a double bill of Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

LOVE LIES BLEEDING previews at Light House
LOVE LIES BLEEDING previews at Light House

In Partnership with GAZE International LGBTQIA Film Festival.

N.I.C.E. Italian Film Festival Ireland Returns To Light House & Pálás
N.I.C.E. Italian Film Festival Ireland Returns To Light House & Pálás

The N.I.C.E. Italian Film Festival Ireland is back for its 3rd edition in Ireland!

Japanese Film Festival at Light House & Pálás
Japanese Film Festival at Light House & Pálás

The Embassy of Japan in Ireland and access>CINEMA are delighted to bring the Japanese Film Festival back for its 15th edition.

Your guide to the bank holiday weekend at Light House & Pálás
Your guide to the bank holiday weekend at Light House & Pálás

Free movies for Marys, giant invisible rabbits, and fugitives! There's something for everyone this bank holiday.

LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS ARE GOING ON THE RUN
LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS ARE GOING ON THE RUN

Inspired by two new releases - Ethan Coen's Drive Away Dolls and Rose Glass' Love Lies Bleeding - we've put together a season of our favourites fugitives.

Brendan Gleeson’s Farewell To Hughes + Q&A at Light House and Pálás
Brendan Gleeson’s Farewell To Hughes + Q&A at Light House and Pálás

Light House and Pálás are delighted to announce Q&A screenings of BRENDAN GLEESON’S FAREWELL TO HUGHES this March!

STORYHOUSE at Light House Cinema
STORYHOUSE at Light House Cinema

Talent behind Poor Things, One Day, Anatomy Of A Fall, Holy Spider, How To Have Sex and Scrapper among speakers

Dune Double Bill (including Part 2 midnight screening!) at Light House & Pálás
Dune Double Bill (including Part 2 midnight screening!) at Light House & Pálás

Join us back on Arrakis for a Dune Double Bill to kick off screenings of Dune Part 2!

Dublin International Film Festival @ Light House and Pálás
Dublin International Film Festival @ Light House and Pálás

DIFF returns to Light House for 2024 - and even makes its way to Pálás with GFS

Doc’n Roll Film Festival comes to Light House and Pálás
Doc’n Roll Film Festival comes to Light House and Pálás

Doc'n Roll Film Festival is expanding to Ireland.

Light House is #1 for All Of Us Strangers
Light House is #1 for All Of Us Strangers

Light House was top performing site for opening weekend of All Of Us Strangers.

The Oscar Nominees Are Coming To Light House And Pálás
The Oscar Nominees Are Coming To Light House And Pálás

The 2024 award’s season is officially upon us, and what a lineup!

Valentines Day At Light House And Pálás
Valentines Day At Light House And Pálás

Cozy up at the cinema this Valentines Day as we bring some of our favourite love stories to the big screen!

The Year Ahead at Light House and Pálás
The Year Ahead at Light House and Pálás

A new year means new films - here's what our Programmers are most looking forward to!

Light House and Pálás Christmas Opening Hours
Light House and Pálás Christmas Opening Hours

A look at our opening hours over the festive season.

Best Of The Year 2023
Best Of The Year 2023

Our round-up of the best films of 2023 is as eclectic as ever!

Naughty or Nice Additional Screenings!
Naughty or Nice Additional Screenings!

We made our list and now we've checked it twice! The Naughty or Nice season has plenty more festive treats in store between now and the big day!

Sofia Coppola 35MM Screenings at Light House
Sofia Coppola 35MM Screenings at Light House

Celebrating the release of PRISCILLA and bringing back an old favourite!

Making Waves Hong Kong Season
Making Waves Hong Kong Season

DIFF and HKIFF present showcase one of the most vibrant cinematic hubs in Asia at Light House

Light House and Pálás Celebrate Sulivan Bluth Studios
Light House and Pálás Celebrate Sulivan Bluth Studios

Light House and Pálás present a spotlight on Sullivan Bluth Studios, the animation studio established in Ireland by former Disney animators in the 1980’s.

RED UMBRELLA FILM FESTIVAL 2023
RED UMBRELLA FILM FESTIVAL 2023

IRELAND’S FIRST-EVER SEX WORKER FILM FESTIVAL

Light House & Pálás @ LFF
Light House & Pálás @ LFF

A run down of all things London Film Festival

Open House Dublin at Light House Cinema
Open House Dublin at Light House Cinema

This October, Open House Dublin hosts a special NewNowNext event entitled “Cities Have Feelings” at Light House Cinema.

LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS LAUNCH 1970’S HALLOWEEN SEASON WAKING NIGHTMARES
LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS LAUNCH 1970’S HALLOWEEN SEASON WAKING NIGHTMARES

Get ready for Booogie Nights at Light House Dublin & Pálás Galway this October with Waking Nightmares, a season dedicated to the 1970s and the birth of modern horror.

Light House is #1 for Stop Making Sense
Light House is #1 for Stop Making Sense

Byrne and co. make their triumphant return to the big screen in Smithfield

Galway Film Society Returns to Pálás For Autumn Season
Galway Film Society Returns to Pálás For Autumn Season

After a hugely successful Spring season, with many sold-out screenings, patrons are strongly encouraged to secure tickets early!

TERMINATOR DOUBLE BILL AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
TERMINATOR DOUBLE BILL AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

SKYNET IS ABOUT TO BECOME SELF AWARE

LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS LAUNCH A SUMMER SCI-FI SPECTACULAR
LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS LAUNCH A SUMMER SCI-FI SPECTACULAR

Get ready to embark on a cinematic odyssey across the cosmos as Light House and Pálás launch STARGAZERS: A Summer Sci-Fi Spectacular, where imagination knows no bounds.

LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS SCORE BUSIEST WEEK ON RECORD
LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS SCORE BUSIEST WEEK ON RECORD

Light House Group smash records, as Barbie smashes the patriarchy!

YOUR GUIDE TO PRIDE AT PÁLÁS
YOUR GUIDE TO PRIDE AT PÁLÁS

Pálás Cinema is presenting an eclectic mix of fun, moving, and informative queer films and documentaries to celebrate this year’s Galway Community Pride.

THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH IS KICKING OFF AT PÁLÁS
THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH IS KICKING OFF AT PÁLÁS

The Galway Film Fleadh returns for its 35th edition and Pálás are delighted to be a main venue again this year.

OPPENHEIMER MIDNIGHT SCREENING AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
OPPENHEIMER MIDNIGHT SCREENING AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

See Oppenheimer in 35MM before anyone else at Light House Cinema Dublin and Pálás Cinema Galway

GRETA GERWIG: THE ART OF AWKWARD AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
GRETA GERWIG: THE ART OF AWKWARD AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

To celebrate the highly anticipated release of Barbie on July 21st, Light House and Pálás are paying tribute to Greta Gerwig, and her particular brand of awkward.

LIGHT HOUSE & PÁLÁS @ CANNES
LIGHT HOUSE & PÁLÁS @ CANNES

Our programmers' official Cannes Film Festival wrap up for 2023!

A CELEBRATION OF THE WORK OF HANS ZIMMER AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
A CELEBRATION OF THE WORK OF HANS ZIMMER AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

HANS ZIMMER – NO TIME FOR CAUTION is a month long celebration of the work of legendary film composer Hans Zimmer.

WHY WE LOVE MICHAEL J FOX
WHY WE LOVE MICHAEL J FOX

Pálás and Light House are celebrating the one and only Michael J. Fox on Sunday May 21

ARI ASTER CATCH UP AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
ARI ASTER CATCH UP AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

Ahead of Beau Is Afraid you can catch Ari Aster's first 2 films on the big screen.

N.I.C.E. ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL @ LIGHT HOUSE
N.I.C.E. ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL @ LIGHT HOUSE

New Italian Cinema Events (N.I.C.E.) is bringing the world renowned Italian Film Festival to Light House this month.

EXPLICIT:  A Series of Erotic Thrillers at Pálás
EXPLICIT:  A Series of Erotic Thrillers at Pálás

In the 1980's and 90's, the erotic thriller was one of cinema's most pervasive genres. This genre put a new, sexy spin on classic noir tropes, with some of the greatest (and most controversial) hits of the era’s hottest Directors, including Paul Verhoeven, Brian De Palma and Adrian Lyne.Throughout the month of May we pay homage to the greats of the genre with late night screenings of some of our favourites with this series.

ALIEN DAY @ LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
ALIEN DAY @ LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

April 26th is ALIEN DAY and we're showing Alien and Aliens in both Dublin an Galway!

Cast your Oscars ballot at Light House and Pálás!
Cast your Oscars ballot at Light House and Pálás!

Predict this year's Oscars and win prizes!

SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE at Pálás
SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE at Pálás

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Gearrscannáin. Curtha le chéile ag Eibh Collins.

LIGHT HOUSE WELCOMES DIFF 2023
LIGHT HOUSE WELCOMES DIFF 2023

Light House is delighted to host Dublin International Film Festival Screenings in 2023.

WE’RE CELEBRATING IRELAND’S 14 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
WE’RE CELEBRATING IRELAND’S 14 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

All 14 nominees will be back on the big screen along with the other Best Picture nominees.

GFS Spring 2023 Season Launch
GFS Spring 2023 Season Launch

Galway Film Society is delighted to announce its return to Pálás for its Spring 2023 Season. The season, which starts on Sunday February 12th and Monday February 13th, will present 8 films, representing a range of new award-winning titles from around the world.

A New Year of films at Pálás and Light House
A New Year of films at Pálás and Light House

Our Programmers set the stage for new releases in 2023.

THE RASHOMON EFFECT
THE RASHOMON EFFECT

Rashomon returns to the big screen at Pálás and Light House (along with some films inspired by it)

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS @ LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS @ LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS

Both Light House and Pálás will close their doors this weekend.

DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL AT LIGHT HOUSE
DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL AT LIGHT HOUSE

MOONAGE DAYDREAM, LABYRINTH, and THE HUNGER are screening at Light House this January as part of Dublin Bowie Festival.

BEST OF 2022 @ LIGHT HOUSE
BEST OF 2022 @ LIGHT HOUSE

We're going Mach 10 through the Multiverse to show some of our favourite, and frankly, the best films of the year.

NAUGHTY OR NICE CHRISTMAS SEASON 2022
NAUGHTY OR NICE CHRISTMAS SEASON 2022

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear

AVATAR Tickets On Sale at Light House and Pálás
AVATAR Tickets On Sale at Light House and Pálás

Return to Pandora for James Cameron's AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

THE WONDER is now showing
THE WONDER is now showing

The Film premiered at Light House on Oct 26

Silver Scream: Halloween Season
Silver Scream: Halloween Season

This Halloween, from October 7th – 31st, there’s a reign of terror taking over Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway as some of cinema’s most iconic Movie Monsters return to the big screen.

Cinephile Paradiso launches @Pálás cinema
Cinephile Paradiso launches @Pálás cinema

Cinephile Paradiso is a monthly event that celebrates classic cinema on the big screen - join your hosts, Mikey and Holly, at Pálás Cinema for a screening with discussion to follow.

Not Another Teen Season @ Light House and Pálás
Not Another Teen Season @ Light House and Pálás

Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway announce Not Another Teen Season this summer.

Doghouse @ Pálás from Friday June 3rd
Doghouse @ Pálás from Friday June 3rd

Watch out for the Doghouse Pop-Up at Pálás Cinema!

Top Gun: Maverick Tickets are now on sale!
Top Gun: Maverick Tickets are now on sale!

Opens May 25th in Light House.

Everything Everywhere All At Once Release Date Announcement!
Everything Everywhere All At Once Release Date Announcement!

We've been eagerly anticipating news of the Irish release of Daniels' EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE and we finally have confirmation. It will open on Friday May 13th.

Coming Soon - Alex Garland’s MEN
Coming Soon - Alex Garland’s MEN

Alex Garland follows up Ex Machina and Annihilation with MEN starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnears. Opens June 1st. Tickets on sale soon.

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