Body&Soul are welcoming Dublin’s Light House Cinema to this year’s festival to present a selection of joyful cinematic treats on the big screen. Taking over The Sanctuary (formerly Healing Area) on Friday and Saturday nights (June 19th and 20th), festival goers and families are invited to kick off those tiresome wellies and relax in comfort with some of the most memorable, offbeat and wonderful films from the ‘80s and ‘90s in a chilled-out environment with fellow film-lovers.

Voted one of the ‘World’s Coolest Movie Theatres’ (ARTINFO) and Highly Commended in the Guardian Film Awards for Best Cinema, Light House Cinema in Dublin has earned a stellar reputation for its stunning architecture and eclectic programme, balancing commercial and art-house releases along with themed parties, cult films, parent and baby screenings, Cinema Book Club, Event Cinema and retrospective seasons including the current Bill Murray Season running until the end of June.

Charlene Lydon, Programmer for Light House Cinema says of the collaboration: [quote]It’s very exciting for us to team up with a festival like Body & Soul. So much of what we do in Light House Cinema is about the energy that comes from audiences in a certain space and it’s really exciting to experiment in a completely new environment. It’s also a great way for new audiences to sample some of the diverse range of films that we play here at the cinema.[/quote]

Avril Stanley, Director of Body&Soul said: [quote]We’re so pleased to collaborate with Light House Cinema on a new realm of entertainment at Body&Soul. We’ve long admired their eclectic programming and are delighted to provide another new way for our guests to enjoy the ultimate festival experience this June.[/quote]

Body&Soul is an arts & music festival where like-minded people come together for three days on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath to explore and discover new music, interact with visual and performance art outside a traditional setting, and celebrate life in all its shapes and colors. The festival runs June 19th to 21st. More information can be found here.


The Goonies

Friday, June 19th at 9pm. The ultimate kids adventure tale sees a group of friends trying to save their homes from being demolished and in doing so discover an old treasure map from the legendary One Eyed Willie, but they must battle the weirdest family in America for the hidden treasure. On its 30th Anniversary, we can’t think of a better way to kick-start our weekend than with this mischievous adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Pirate outfits and truffle shuffles encouraged.

Dazed & Confused

Friday, June 19th at 11pm. Schooooool’s out for summer in Richard Linklater’s joyous film about an cast of slackers celebrating their last day of school. The film that first gave us Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck and Parker Posey amongst others, this ‘90s gem is the perfect film to chill out to after a long day of festivities.  Featuring an iconic ‘70s rock n’ roll soundtrack and endlessly quotable dialogue, Dazed and Confused is as much a philosophical coming-of-age comedy as it is a stoner classic.


Saturday, June 20th at 9pm. Bowie and puppets singing in the woods?  Are you kidding? Of course we’re showing Labyrith. An epic cult musical that chases Jennifer Connolly through a forest of goblins, Muppets and 80s hair, join us as we magic-dance into the evening to a brilliant David Bowie soundtrack. Plots don’t come weirder: David Bowie chases fifteen year old Sarah through an epic labyrinth as she tries to free her kidnapped baby brother from the Goblin City. Bonkers stuff.

Stop Making Sense – Glowstick Party

Saturday, June 20th at 11pm. Did someone say free glowsticks? Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense has become a staple of Light House Cinema’s late-night film events. It’s always brilliant, it’s always packed and there’s always DANCING! Undoubtedly the greatest concert film ever made, don’t miss this opportunity to catch David Byrne and his giant suit on the big screen as we light up the forest with our Stop Making Sense glowstick dance-party. (And yes, free glowsticks.)

While you wait check out the  Light House Cinema at Body & Soul Spotify playlist, which features music from The Goonies, Labyrinth, Dazed & Confused, and Stop Making Sense.

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