25th April – 30th May


Temple Bar Cultural Trust has unveiled the programme for The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival at Meeting House Square. Running every Thursday from 25th April to 30th May, the festival will feature some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time. All film screenings will be outdoors and tickets will be available free of charge from Monday, April 15th.


Cinema goers will also be treated to complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn as well as blankets to keep them warm and cosy. The purpose built mechanical canopies overhead will protect visitors from the elements. The festival was hugely successful last year so early booking is required to avoid disappointment!


The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival will open with the brutal true story of New York mobster, Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Next up, Michael J. Fox and Doc will be on hand with their trusted Delorean in Back to the Future. A heart-wrenching depiction of a young boy’s love of cinema during WWII, Cinema Paradiso will leave in the most hardened moviegoer reaching for a tissue. Capturing the imaginations of children and parents alike, Disney Pixar’s stunning Up will also be shown. Recognised by the American Film Institute as being the greatest film of all time, in the penultimate screening, Orson Welles demonstrates how absolute power corrupts absolutely in the mesmeric, Citizen Kane. Expect dancing in the aisles as The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival culminates in the weird and wonderful world of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Speaking about the event, Ray Yeates, Interim CEO at Temple Bar Cultural Trust and City Arts Officer said: “Irish people have an appetite for cinema that is different to many other countries. There is a passion, enthusiasm and support that is fantastic to see. In partnership with The Sunday Times, TBCT is delighted to present six iconic movies for the public completely free of charge that appeal to the widest range of cinema goers as possible. The city’s Cultural Quarter is the perfect backdrop for the festival and Meeting House Square conjures up an intimate and unique atmosphere in which to screen these wonderful movies.”

Remarking on this year’s festival programme, Niamh O’Loughlin, Marketing Manager at The Sunday Times said: “The Sunday Times Ireland is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Outdoor Film Festival in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. In addition to this series of classic movies screened at Meeting House Square, The Sunday Times will also be giving away exclusive film content and prizes. To find out more visit our loyalty site The Sunday Times Loves Film.”

All the screenings will be timed to ensure the optimum natural lighting to create a magical movie atmosphere in the heart of the city. Free tickets for The Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival will be available from Monday, April15th from and through The Sunday Times’ Sunday Club. All information can be found on or Follow Temple Bar Cultural Trust on or join



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