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Published on August 6th, 2010 | by brogen

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The Screen Cinema- Putting classics back on the big screen

The Screen Cinema is nearing the end of it’s fantastic season of 80s movies, and to round it all off, from August 6th – 12th, they are showing a week of movies celebrating the director synonymous with 80s teen angst – John Hughes.

Hughes captured the teen and preteen market during his career as both a writer and director with a chain of 1980s teen movies. Hughes directed such classic teen movies as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. These films defined the stifling high school experience and even now, almost 25 years after its release, The Breakfast Club is still appreciated by teenagers.

Screen Cinema Programmer, Anna Taylor, is delighted to have the opportunity to be the first Irish cinema to honour Hughes and his cinematic legacy; ‘Many of us were heartbroken when John Hughes died so suddenly last year. Whether you saw his films in the cinema the first time ‘round when you were a teen of the 80’s or years later, people fell in love with his characters and his films because they connected with them. They saw the girl next door, the captain of the football team, the school nerd and the saw themselves.’

To get you in the mood before the screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Saturday August 7th Dublin’s original 80s nightclub, the home of the slow set, Club Nassau’s campervan will be in outside the Screen playing your favourite 80s tunes and giving away some freebies. To continue the 80s celebration there will be an 80s school disco themed after party in Club Nassau, Nassau Street with free entry for everyone with a Ferris Bueller ticket stub.

So call your old school friends, backcomb that hair, root out your old leopard-print waistcoat and get ready to Twist and Shout!!
The Breakfast Club – August 6th, 9th and 11th
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – August 7th
Pretty in Pink – August 8th, 10th and 12th

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I have been obsessed with film since I saw ET in the cinema. I must have been about three years old. I blog at http://brogenmusings.wordpress.com and twitter under @brogenhayes



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