This summer, Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway will revisit some of your favourite coming-of-age films with their Wonder Years season. Whether you’d like to revisit your youth bathed in gorgeous cinematic nostalgia or bring your young ones to experience something that helped you on your journey to adulthood, there’s a varied programme of classic films from child-friendly matinees to a late-night strand for adults only.

As part of the season, there will be a Harry Potter sleepover featuring all eight films back to back, with a very magical Hogwarts themed menu to keep you going throughout the night. Fancy dress is encouraged!

Cinema has deftly handled this period of our lives over the years, helping us to find kinship in other people’s feelings of otherness, finding hope in other people’s struggles and of course, finding joy in other people’s hormone-driven disasters. These are the films we grew up with, the films that helped us to grow and we’re excited for you to experience them again or for the first time on the big screen.
Charlene Lydon, Cinema Programmer

Designer and illustrator Conor Merriman has brought this season to life through specially commissioned artwork.

The films that will feature in the Wonder Years season between July 6th and September 5th are:

Boyhood
Cinema Paradiso
Dead Poets Society
Empire of the Sun (Cinema Book Club)
Harry Potter I-VIII
Harry Potter Sleepover
Inside Out
Kes
Lady Bird
Marie Antoinette
Mean Girls
Moonlight
Moonrise Kingdom
My Girl
My Neighbour Totoro
Rebel Without a Cause
Sing Street
Spirited Away
Stand By Me
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lion King (2019) (Cinema Book Club)

Late nights:
Boyz N The Hood
Call Me By Your Name
Ghost World
It Chapter 1
Pan’s Labyrinth
Raw
Y Tu Mama Tambien

Tickets are available to purchase now on www.lighthouse.ie and www.palas.ie

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Founder and Managing Editor of Scannain. Head of Business Affairs at Treasure Entertainment. If found please return to a cinema. Always willing to lend a hand to an Irish film, actor or director in need.

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