Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lights Camera Action for the return of Kerry Film Festival's Summer Open Air Cinema

This Friday, June 16th, sees the much antipcated return of Kerry Film Festival's Summer Open Air Cinema with the screening of the brilliant Sing Street as part of the Féile na mBláth festival at the Tralee Town Park in what promises to be another outstanding KFF event.
Tickets for this screening are unfortunately sold out due to the event's overwhelming popularity but those lucky few with tickets booked can look forward to a great night of entertainment.

Kerry Film Festival's media release for this must see event states that:
"On a summer evening, there’s nothing quite like watching a movie under the stars. Now in its third year, Kerry Film Festival is delighted to announce our ‘Summer Open Air Cinema’ programme for 2017. Around the Kerry county, we will be bringing our Open Air Cinema to parks and scenic locations for everyone to enjoy.

These FREE events are in partnership with Kerry County Council - Community Support Fund and the festival is very grateful for their continued support.

Summer Open Air Cinema will land in Tralee on Friday, June 16th in association with Féile na Bláth/The Park Festival, Tralee with the wonderful SING STREET

Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.  (2016) 105 mins - Director: John Carney

Then, Summer Open Air Cinema will partner with July 4th Festival in Killarney to present a screening as part of the festival celebrations. Other screenings will be announced over the coming months.


  •  All films start once dark usually 10pm approx (slightly earlier if it is dark or sometimes a little later if it's not dark enough), bring a picnic and make a night of it! Gates will be open before the screening but the screening can't operate before it gets dark. (That is how it is designed!)
  • Don’t forget to bring lots of blankets and warm clothes. As you know, it gets chilly at night so make sure to wrap up!
  •  Entry and Exit will be via the Park Gate opposite the Tourist Office on Denny Street ONLY. (This entrance/exit may change for operational needs and we will advise. Please listen to the stewards, they are there to help and for your safety)
  • No pets allowed
  • No footballs allowed
  • If you have a deck chair or camp chair, feel free to bring it with you.
  • Our ‘Summer Open Air Cinema’ screenings are suitable for kids (8+ yrs old) too but must be accompanied by an adult. Children must not be unsupervised. The onus is on parents to decide if a screening is suitable for their child.
  • Sorry, no alcohol allowed.
  • These screenings take place in Public Parks, so please be good to the environment, respect your town, and take everything home.
  • There is no parking on the grounds
  • Finally, don’t forget the insect repellent! We’ll be among trees and near water so bring something to deter the midges.
  • The festival reserves the right to refuse admission. Please pay attention to the stewards instructions.


*OPEN AIR CINEMA is dependent on fine weather, if inclement weather is forecast, screenings may/will be cancelled. Please keep an eye on social media, Facebook and Twitter.*

These Open Air screenings can only operate once it is dark and once the weather is fine. We thank you for understanding this.

Best of luck to all concerned in what should be a great evening (hopefully the weather will also be kind!)

Kindly supported by Kerry County Council and the Community Support Fund.

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