Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Two more excellent Open Air Cinema Events coming your way this week courtesy of Kerry Film Festival

Kerry Film Festival continues it's hugely successful Open Air Cinema programme this week with not one but two showings: the first tonight in Valentia Island with the showing of the magical "Song of the Sea" and continuing on Saturday with the showing at Lixnaw GAA ground with the almost sold out showing of the wonderful Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Tickets for both events are FREE of charge and can be obtained by clicking on the following links:
Song of the Sea: -
Willy Wonka: -

To give you a taste of the quality features on show, clips from both features can be viewed below:

For those lucky enough to have a "golden" ticket for the upcoming open air cinema events there are a few things to remember before coming along to the screening which will make your experience all the richer:
  •  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.

I have previously written about what a special occasion these Open Air Cinema nights can be and to read that report please click here.
A vast amount of work is carried on behind the scenes to ensure that these events are held in a professional and enjoyable manner and the following video of the recent Open Air Cinema Showing of Back to the Future in Killarney this July courtesy of Starlight Media captures perfectly the hard work behind the scenes which ultimately leads to the enjoyment that is had by all at these Kerry Film Festival Open Air Cinema events.

For further information on these Open Air Cinema or indeed any other Kerry Film Festival events visit

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