Temple Bar Company, Dublin City Council and Synapsis Productions brings a pop-up cinema to Copper Alley this summer as part of Temple Bar Summer Night Markets.  Situated at the west end of Temple Bar, Copper Alley Laneway will be brought alive on Thursday nights in June (12th & 19th) and July (3rd & 10th) with two screenings of classic films with Irish connections.  These screenings are to proto-type submissions for our Love the Lane Initiative in partnership with Dublin City Council to help revitalise the lanes throughout Temple Bar.

This vintage outdoor cinema – draped in velvet and ivy and crammed with vagabonds, minstrels and bohemian souls – will be hosted in a lush and decadent gazebos on Copper Alley. Each screening will feature a live performance – music, dance, monologues and readings – on the theme of the film to be screened, while homemade lemonades, popcorn and toffee apples spread good cheer. Celebrate Dublin’s greatest writers and the world’s greatest directors all summer long, come costumed as your favourite characters, shout at the screen and scream at the thrills and chills.

Fee is €5 and includes entry to film screening and homemade lemonades, popcorn and toffee apples. Screenings are at 7pm and 9.30pm – doors open 6.30pm.

June Screenings: ‘Celtic Gothic’

12th June – “VAMPYR” – Dublin writer Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s classic tales of Gothic mystery ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ were never brought to more spine-tingling life than by the world-famous director Carl Theodor Dreyer in his eerie ‘Vampyr’.  An atmospheric, vintage treat to sink your teeth into… Featuring live music by Gothic minstrel Larry Beau and atmospheric book readings.

19th June – “NOSFERATU” – The most famous vampire of all, Dubliner Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in his first and most frightening screen outing as F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu. Shiver! Shudder! Bring your own garlic! With live, atmospheric music and book readings…

July Screenings: ‘Celebrating Satirists’

3rd July – “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS” – Only the second animated feature film ever, Max Fleischer’s charming technicolour celebration of the wit and imagination of Dublin’s satirical genius Jonathan Swift is a treat for the whole family. Featuring live storytelling by veteran storyteller Eamonn Keenan for all the little people, and fascinating background on Swift’s use of Irish mythology for the adult connoisseurs!

10th July – “WILDE NIGHT” – Come costumed if you can, flutter those fans and let our hostess Nicole Rourke (Big Smoke Writing Factory) spread some wit and one-liners before a 7pm screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s sumptuous silent version of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, while at 9.30pm we have a darker and more decadent delving into the imagination of Wilde with the original 1923 silent film of ‘Salome‘. Gasp at the beauty and cruelty of Alla Nazimova’s classic, and let the dance of the seven veils seduce your senses… With live bellydance from Aoife Hardiman (Apollonia Tribal Bellydance)!


If your in the area, why not stop into The Gaiety School of Acting on Essex Street West in Temple Bar and check out the exciting range of Summer Courses we have on offer. Adults can choose from Summer DramaActing for Camera and a host of weekend workshops such as Voice,AccentTV Presentation and the brand new Screenwriting Hothouse.Our younger actors can look forward to Summer Drama CampsMake a MovieMusical Theatre Camps – and for teenagers we have our ever popular Triple ThreatActing for Camera & YG Casting Call or Masterclass.

Book online here or call us on 01 6799277 for more information.