Light House Cinema have put together a season of John Hughes movies to be enjoyed on the big screen, starting at the end of May and screening until the end of June.

Responsible for writing some of the most popular screenplays in cinematic history, there is a special place in the hearts of many for John Hughes’ unique brand of 1980s pop film. Though not always covering the weightiest social subjects or even the most complex stories, John Hughes knew how to write characters you could really, deeply care for and dialogue that leapt off the page with wit and style. He also had a unique talent for putting together memorable soundtracks which were in turn adopted by many as the background music to their own dramatic adolescent years.

There is a selection of six films on offer with a new film opening each week. The season begins this week with his sci-fi teen comedyWeird Science and followed by The Breakfast ClubSixteen CandlesPretty In PinkFerris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Fans can see all six films for €42 by purchasing a John Hughes Season Pass which is available when booked in person at the Light House Cinema box-office.


Weird Science [Now Showing]

The Breakfast Club [From Wed 29th May]

Sixteen Candles [From Wed 5th June]

Pretty In Pink [From Wed 12th June]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [From Wed 19th June]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles [From Wed 26th June]


John Hughes Season

Light House Cinema,

Market Square,

Smithfield, Dublin 7


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Illustration by Alan Dunne



  1. Well done The Lighthouse! About time, someone brought this obscure director to our attention and screened his unseen work!

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