Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books?
In association with Chapters Bookstore on Parnell St, Light House Cinema Book Club selects the best (and worst!) book to film adaptations to watch and discuss in our unique monthly book club. Each month we'll pick a different book and film adaptation for discussion. Read the book, then join us for the film and a discussion afterwards in our bar. Great chats, great people and great fun on the last Monday of every month.
Go to Chapters Bookstore on Parnell St. and mention the Light House Cinema Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Light House Cinema to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Chapters receipt at the Light House you get 10% off your ticket as well! No membership necessary but please be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates.
Reese Witherspoon is hugely impressive in her breakout role as frustrating overachiever Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne’s Election. Based on the novel by Tom Perotta (Little Children, The Leftovers), Election is a nuanced and satirical look at the complexities of politics through the lens of a high school election.
Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.
Election is 20 years old this year but as fresh and vicious as ever.
It’s tradition at this point to watch Harry Potter films at Christmas-time. This December we’re delighted to bring you the third film in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione's cat torments Ron's sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what is his secret tie to Sirius Black?
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron brings the beloved series to new heights in this visually stunning, beautifully shot children’s adventure.
Cinema Book Club: Election
(From 2nd December 2019)
Cinema Book Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban