Now here’s a concept we like: pub cinema. Enjoying an alcoholic beverage on a comfy sofa whilst bathing in the lavish glow of HD projection and surround sound, with other people laughing, gasping and groaning in unison around you as they become progressively more tipsy. Can’t argue with it.
That’s what you’ll find at The Underground Picturehouse at Spitalfield’s The Water Poet during St Patrick’s week as they celebrate Irish film. The popular haunt is really getting into the swing of things with a double bill of nineties classic The Commitments and last year’s Killing Bono on Sunday the 11th, as well as award winning Brendon Gleeson comedy The Guard on Tuesday the 13th. Tickets are just £8 for the double bill on Sunday and £5 for Tuesday.
Watch out too for a young Andrea Corr of The Corrs fame with a small speaking part in The Commitments, the film that launched a whole generation of Irish actors and musicians and won a BAFTA for Best Film and Best Direction.
To be sure to be sure, top of the err, evening to you and all those other things that Irish people don’t actually say. Go grab yourself a Guinness and settle down for some quality Irish flicks at the end of the East end rainbow. (Words: Aoife Moriarty)
For more information, go to www.waterpoet.co.uk