This week Dublin witnessed the latest Jameson Cult Film Club with an explosive double screening of the 1988 action classic Die Hard on Tuesday and Wednesday, 17 & 18th September. Following on from the successful screening of the gritty Irish crime flick Intermission back in June, organisers treated ticket holders to an exclusive viewing experience at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre, which was completely transformed into the foyer of Nakatomi Plaza for the event.
The crowd were completely immersed in the film from the moment they arrived as sirens and police cars barricaded the entrance while LAPD’s finest Sergeant Al Powell interacted with the gathering crowd and offered words of support to John McClane on the police radio. Once inside characters from the movie led by Hans Gruber used props and themed special effects to act out key scenes in front of the audience including Marco’s body falling from the roof onto Al’s police car, shards of ‘glass’ and ‘debris’ landing on the audience during one of the big shoot out scenes. The exhilarating fight scenes concluded with a pyrotechnic final shoot-out between Sergeant Al and Karl, ensuring the audience were on the edge of their seat throughout the screening.
Enjoying the Jameson Cult Film Club Experience was Cian Healy, Mike McCarthy, Devon Toner, David Coffey, Aidan Power, Dermot Whelan and Holly Carpenter. Following the screening, the party continued in true Jameson style with guests tucking into ‘Yippee-Ki-Yay Burgers’ and Jameson, Ginger and Lime long drinks while DJ Aidan Kelly took to the decks playing songs from the soundtrack including Run DMC’s ‘Christmas in Hollis’ and Reginald VelJohnson’s version of ‘Let It Snow’ from the movie.
Keep an eye on JamesonCultFilmClub.ie for details on upcoming screenings and to register for free tickets.
Here’s a few pics from the evening.