Archive for July 4th, 2008

Jul 04 2008

Jameson’s Movies On The Square

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Back again is the Jameson’s Movies on the Square season. Last years event brought Terminator, Donnie Darko, Shawshank Redemption and Psycho, among others, back to the big screen and this year looks to be just as good.

I’m sadly going to miss The Commitments (with a live band) tonight – it will be showing tomorrow evening too (bandless). But I will really be trying to catch Annie Hall on the 19th July and Some Like it Hot on 2nd August (my birthday, by the way). I’m most looking forward to the closing event though – Monty Python’s Life of Brian – on 22nd August.

(any excuse to play some Monty Python)

Each movie will be screened on Meeting House Square in Templebar and the tickets are…wait for it…FREE!!! They must be pre-booked and are available at the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre at East Essex Street, Temple Bar.

Here is the full listing as according to

Opening Gala
Friday July 4th, 9.30pm
The Commitments and live music
from one of Ireland’s best known contemporary bands
Tickets available from June 28th
Please note that the Gates will open at 9pm.

Saturday July 5th, 10.30pm
The Commitments
Alan Parker (1991)
Jimmy Rabbitte has a plan…to bring soul to Dublin.
Tickets available from June 28th

Saturday July 12th, 10.30pm
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Larry Charles (2006)
Kazakh TV correspondent Borat is sent to America to report on the greatest country in the world. However, Borat becomes more interested in the whereabouts of Pamela Anderson. High Five!
Tickets available from July 5th

Saturday July 19th, 10.30pm
Annie Hall
Woody Allen (1977)
Alvy Singer, neurotic New York comedian falls in love with ditsy singer and photographer, Annie Hall.
Tickets available from July 12th

Saturday July 26th, 10.30pm
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Jay Roach (1997)
A 1960’s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze in the 1990’s to oppose his arch-nemesis, Dr Evil. Bringing his own brand of free love to the ‘90’s, Austin Powers is anything but subtle. Groovy, baby!
Tickets available from July 19th

Saturday August 2nd, 10.30pm
Some Like it Hot
Billy Wilder (1959)
When two musicians witness a mob hit, their only way out of the state is in an all female band disguised as women!
Tickets available from July 26th

Saturday August 9th, 10.00pm
Stranger Than Fiction
Mark Forster (2006)
An IRS auditor suddenly finds that his entire life is the subject of narration only he can hear. Harold Crick isn’t ready to go. Period.
Tickets available from August 2nd

Saturday August 16th, 10.00pm
Little Miss Sunshine
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (2006)
The dysfunctional Hoover family take a cross country trip in their VW bus, chasing 7 year old Olives dream of being crowned ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.
Tickets available from August 9th

Closing Gala
Friday August 22nd, 9.30pm
Life of Brian
Terry Jones (1979)
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for the Messiah. A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilised world. And severely annoy the other third.
Tickets available from August 16th


All Jameson Movies on the Square events are FREE TICKETED events.

Tickets can be collected in person from the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre at 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre opening hours
Mon-Friday 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 10am- 6pm
Sunday 12noon -3 pm

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Jul 04 2008

I’m Not As Smart As I Thought I Was

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Wednesday night was both fun and educational. Fun, because I was around friends who did not judge my intelligence (or lack thereof) and educational because I learned so many new things.

Firstly, did you know that there was a major footballing tournament on last week? Me neither! It seems Spain beat everyone else in Europe to win the Euro2008 World Championship Football Cup. Well done to them.

Also, I was pleased to discover that, including Wednesday, there have been 184 days in this year so far. Although this knowledge was very useful two days ago and was reasonably relevant yesterday, I think from today onwards the information becomes a little extraneous.

It was an important lesson for everyone at the table to find that the word deface and defecate are not synonymous – as in “Lottie, stop defacing the answer sheet” is somewhat different to “Lottie, stop defecating the answer sheet”. Thankfully, she soon stopped doing both.

Table Quiz

On Wednesday night, we were at the Diet of Worms Table Quiz in the Garda Club. They promised a night of fun and they delivered. The night began as most of my nights seem to do, with a few beers and odd chatter. Why on earth we were discussing the evolution of a bogger into a metropolitan is beyond me. Hosted by the very funny Orla and Vincent of Dublin Stories, the evening kicked off with the General Knowledge round. Having spent the past week researching the history of the Irish Army, I was very disappointed to find out it was not that type of General of which that knowledge was required. We didn’t do supremely well in that round. Although, they did give a bonus point for each email address we put on the top of our answer sheet. We discovered later that there was only a maximum of four bonus points available for this though.

Rounds such as Current Affairs, Sports and Comedy had us scratching our heads. We were slightly better at the Music round and the TV and Film round.

All in all, Anthony, Lottie and myself had a lot of fun and I’d like to wish Diet of Worms all the best in their journey to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

If you want to see the Wormery before then they’re doing three FREE preview shows upstairs in Doyle’s on the 16th, 17th and 18th of July at 6.30pm each night.

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