Irish Film Institute
Venue: 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Website: www.irishfilm.ie Price: Afternoon screenings €5.80, evening screenings €7.50 (on production of student card)
The Irish Film Institute (IFI) is one of my favourite haunts in Dublin and I highly recommend that you drop in and see why for yourselves. Since its conception in 1945, the IFI has been responsible for bringing to Ireland a host of art house cinema, foreign film festivals, documentary films, home-grown talent and lots more. There is a bookshop and a Café Bar where customers can relax and discuss movies (or life in general) over a coffee, and the atmosphere is such that you can hang out all day and not incur strange looks. The food in the Café is also quite good with a menu that changes regularly. There are just two screens and neither of the screening rooms is overly large, meaning that every seat in the house is a good one. The IFI is just around the corner from where most of your classes take place so why not drop in and grab a programme.
On October 4th the IFI will have a one-off screening of Martin Scorsese’s chronicle of the quietest Beatle, George Harrison: Living in the Material World.