Bobby Sands 66 Days Continues Successful Run with 16 New Cinema Openings From Friday

Posted August 17, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
Bobby Sands: 66 Days

The cinema release of the critically acclaimed Irish documentary Bobby Sands 66 Days is going from strength to strength.  Following an outstanding opening weekend where it became the second highest (non-concert) documentary opening of all-time at the Irish box office, it’s now heading into its third week of release where it will open in an additional 16 cinemas.  This will bring the number of cinemas across the country showing the film to 41, making it one of the widest released documentaries in Irish cinema history.

Brendan J. Byrne’s critically acclaimed and controversial documentary which is a portrait of the Irish Republican’s 66-day hunger strike has garnered much publicity and debate on both sides of the border.

East Derry’s Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the news that the film is opening in more cinemas saying “It is important that as wide an audience as possible has the opportunity to see this important contribution to a better understanding our recent past.”

At 17, Bobby Sands was interested in girls, soccer and music. Ten years later he led a prison protest against the conditions in Northern Ireland’s infamous H-Blocks that grabbed the attention of the whole world.  Seeing himself as a soldier in a conflict, Bobby Sands starved for the right to be recognised as a political prisoner. The film’s narrative is comprised of Sands’ own words, drawn from his hunger strike diary, which gives a powerful and personal insight into the man and his beliefs as he embarked on his final journey.

BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS will open in an additional 16 cinemas from this Friday.  Here’s a list of all the cinemas it will be showing:

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

ARC Drogheda

Century Letterkenny

Cinema Killarney

Cinemax Bantry

Cineworld Dublin

Eclipse Bundoran

Eclipse Lifford

The Eye Galway

IFI

IMC Dun Laoghaire

IMC Galway

IMC Santry

IMC Tallaght

The Gate Cork

Lighthouse Cinema

Odeon Coolock

Odeon Limerick

Odeon Point Village

Odeon Stillorgan

Odeon Waterford

Omniplex Carlow

Omniplex Cork

Omniplex Dundalk

Omniplex Dungannon

Omniplex Limerick

Omniplex Rathmines

Omniplex Sligo

Omniplex Tralee

Omniplex Waterford

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

Brunswick Movie Bowl Derry

Eclipse Downpatrick

IMC Enniskillen

IMC Omagh

Movie House, City Side

Movie House, Dublin Road

Odeon Belfast

Omniplex Armagh

Omniplex Craigavon

Omniplex Derry

Omniplex Dungannon

Omniplex Kennedy Centre

Omniplex Newry