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Movie Magic at the Old Courthouse, Antrim

05 October 2015

Shooting for Socrates.


On Monday 12 October at 7.30pm, Shooting for Socrates features the best of Northern Irish film talent. Shooting for Socrates is a David and Goliath story set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. In a Northern Ireland divided on religious lines, nine-year-old Tommy learns to make sense of his world through his passion for football and his father’s love of Greek philosophy. Meanwhile, the country’s football team, a collection of ringers and misfits, are pitted against a modern day Goliath – the Brazilian football team, led by the remarkable politician/philosopher/footballing genius Socrates de Souza who pronounces “victory is secondary, what matters is joy”. This joyous comedy is about following your dreams, no matter where you come from, and losing your heart to the ‘beautiful game’. Starring Richard Dormer, Bronagh Gallagher and Conleth Hill, this is a heartwarming and unmissable movie.


Big Hero 6.


The on Saturday 17 October at 2pm there will be a special relaxed family screening of Walt Disney’s latest hit Big Hero 6.  This is an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Tomago, Neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6!

This relaxed screening is particularly suited to families and children who can find trips to the cinema overwhelming. You can sit where you like, lights will remain on, the noise levels will remain low and a special tuck shop providing healthy snacks will be available right inside the screening!

Tickets for both movies are £3. To book, call 028 9446 3113 or go online to www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice.