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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
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 • £5 per annum
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  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 28 February at 8.30pm
A Date for Mad Mary
director: Darren Thornton
starring: Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey

A Date for Mad Mary

A Date for Mad Mary is a witty Irish drama that follows 'Mad' Mary McArdle (Seána Kerslake) as she returns to her home town of Drogheda after a short stint in prison. Following her release, Mary returns to Drogheda for her best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey)'s wedding. As she prepares for her big role as the maid of honour, Mary tends to her duties and prepares her speech while dealing with the social repercussions of her time behind bars for a violent assault and trying to find a date for the big day.

"A feisty, fearless and endlessly funny debut from Darren Thornton." – CineVue


 

Why our films have to start promptly at 8.30pm
Although our films are scheduled to start at 8pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.