IFI celebrating 30th anniversary with a full day of free cinema 1 year ago

IFI celebrating 30th anniversary with a full day of free cinema

An incredible mix of absolute classics and not-yet-released titles.

The Irish Film Institute will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this Saturday, 10 September, with a full Open Day, including free tickets to a huge selection of movies.


From 12pm to 11pm that day, the Temple Bar-based cinema and preservation centre will also be offering tours of behind-the-scenes activities at the IFI.

Places on Projection Booth tours and IFI Irish Film Archive tours (at 12.30pm and 2pm) can only be reserved by emailing info@irishfilm.ie, with an email subject line that should include either 'Open Day: Projection Booth' or 'Open Day: Archive Tour', or by calling 01-679-5744.

For the screenings, tickets will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis, only made available one hour before each movie starts.

The screenings include:


Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book  

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (in 70mm) 

Frank Borzage's 7th Heaven

Geraldine Creed's The Sun, The Moon and The Stars


Paul Newman in The Hustler

Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66

Brand-new documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song 

Colin Farrell in After Yang


Powerful drama Pariah

Cult classic Plan 9 From Outer Space

Iconic thriller The Vanishing

Tadhg O’Sullivan's To The Moon

And the 30-year anniversary of Into The West


You can check out the full timings and listings right here.

On the Open Day, IFI Director and CEO Ross Keane said:

“We are delighted to be marking the 30th anniversary of the IFl’s home in Temple Bar by throwing open our doors to audiences old and new for a day of free films and events.

"There is no better way to mark this milestone anniversary of the home of film in Ireland than by celebrating and thanking the loyal audiences who have supported us in the past and by inviting in new audiences who will undoubtedly continue to do so in the future.

"The programme scheduled throughout the day will represent the breadth of the IFI’s activities across film exhibition, preservation and education. We look forward to this day of celebration of one of Ireland’s most cherished cultural institutions."

Main image via IFI