To celebrate the long-awaited release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Light House Cinema presents a season of Luhrmann films throughout the month of May.


Strictly Ballroom

Luhrmann leaped onto the international film scene with his dazzling debut, Strictly Ballroom, a comedy-drama about a ballroom dancer who infuriates the dancing establishment by creating his own style of choreography. A glitzy, vibrant classic, this is one best enjoyed on the big screen with mates or dates.

Wednesday May 1st: 3.30pm / 8.30pm

Sunday May 5th: 3.30pm


Romeo + Juliet

If you’re wondering what madness will befall Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, just take a look back at what Luhrmann did with Shakespeare. While keeping the original text and staying true to the heart of the tale, Luhrmann yanked it into the tumultuous world of 1990’s LA making it a relevant, moving and rapturous story for a whole new generation.

Wednesday May 8th: 3.30pm / 8.30pm

Sunday May 12th: 3.30pm


Moulin Rouge

More feathers and red velvet than you could ever dream of, wrapped in a sumptuous tale of truth, beauty, freedom and above all, love! With all the songs sung live on set, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and the huge list of musical contributors have created a joyfully hyperactive soundtrack to a truly remarkable cinema experience.

Wednesday May 15th: 3.30pm / 8.30pm

Sunday May 19th: 3.30pm


The Great Gatsby

Luhrmann’s highly anticipated adaptation of one of the world’s most beloved books is finally here. Set to open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Gatsby features an all-star cast and an even more all-star soundtrack. Witness the decadence of the roaring twenties with a modern spin in 2D or 3D at Light House Cinema.

From Thursday May 16th


See Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge for only €21. Offer only available when purchased in person at box-office in Light House Cinema. 


The Great Gatsby is the Light House Cinema Book Club selection for May. Buy the book from Chapters Bookstore, Parnell Street, read it, then come along to our screening on Monday May 27th and discuss both in our bar afterwards. For more information on Cinema Book Club follow us on Twitter @CinemaBookClub or check us out on Facebook



  1. I am so glad that the Lighthouse is bringing these obscure directors and their little-seen films to the public’s attention!

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