Join the Picture House in the town hall for a screening of Ordinary Love, an emotional story of Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) who together face Joan's breast cancer diagnosis.
Winner of Best Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2020, if you missed this film during the black hole that was 2020, come along and see it locally with us - better late than never! Don't forget your tissues.
We are still running covid-safe screenings with admission by pre-booking only, reduced venue capacity and streamlined refreshments available to purchase on the night.
We are now selling a pre-ordered movie snack pack.
Snack Pack includes bag of sweet popcorn, ready salted crisps, KitKat bar, bag of Haribo, and choice of either Fanta, Juice, or Cola.
Unfortunately we will not be selling tickets or refreshments at the door. This will not only avoid cash-handling but will also allow us to arrange social distancing seating in the hall according to household groups.
When you buy your tickets, you can also pick up our movie snack bags. These will include pre-packaged Soda, savory snack, and sweet (Contents to be confirmed). Unfortunately we are unable to provide tea, coffee, or buns like usual. As always though, you are welcome to bring your own movie snacks and drinks with you into the town hall. Ballyclare has many wonderful coffee shops, ice cream shops, and bakeries to pick up whatever your heart desires. See the link above for purchasing snacks.
We ask that you wear masks when arriving, exiting, and moving about the building. However, you are welcome to remove your mask during the film when seated. As always, if you are exempt from wearing a mask or have needs requiring different face coverings or auditory needs requiring staff to remove their masks, please let us know.
When arriving, we ask that you wait outside the hall in a social distanced queue. We will show your household group to your assigned seats in the hall. Seating may take longer than usual to allow for distancing within the hall. Likewise, exiting may take more time than usual to allow for socially distanced exiting from the building. Please be patient. Thanks.
The town hall has regular sanitising stations on entry and by the hall door. Their staff regularly cleans all touched surfaces and chairs. Bathrooms have been reduced to a single unisex bathroom to allow for adequate cleaning after use. We will be unable to provide our seat cushions because of cleaning needs so feel free to bring your own pillows and cushions to make your viewing more comfortable.
We're always open to suggestions- so if there is a film you missed in the cinema, an old classic you'd love to see on the big screen, or a film that means something to you, let us know!
We are now selling some Picture House merchandise to raise money for our own screening kit. At the moment, we rent out the projector from Film Hub. If we have our own kit, we'll have more flexibility in screening locations and times. Visit us at our film screenings to pick up Picture House goods.
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