Cardboard Gangsters Opens In New Cinemas This Weekend

Posted June 22, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

Following its opening last week where it achieved the biggest opening of any Irish film so far this year at the Irish Box Office, Cardboard Gangsters is opening in 11 new cinemas this Friday 23rd June bringing the total of screens across Ireland to 55 this weekend.

Queens Film Theatre in Belfast will be celebrating its opening night tomorrow evening with a special screening where John Connors, lead actor and co-writer of the film will introduce the film and take part in a pre-screening Q&A.

The gritty hard-hitting crime drama has been wowing audiences and critics alike, garnering five-star reviews and positive word-of-mouth making it the must-see movie of the summer.

It will open in the following cinemas tomorrow Friday, 23rd June:
Carrick Cineplex
Movie House Dublin Road
Movie House Yorkgate
Odeon Belfast
Odeon Cavan
Odyssey Belfast
Omniplex Arklow
Omniplex Derry
Omniplex Kennedy Centre
Queens Film Theatre
The W Cinema Westport

Directed by Mark O’Connor and starring John Connors (Love/Hate, King of the Travellers), Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did) and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, East Enders) CARDBOARD GANGSTERS follows a group of wannabe gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.  Jay Connolly (Connors) is a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer.  When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues. This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

The film was produced for Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase and with the support of the BAI, Egg Post Production and TV3.