The Secret Scripture Opens in Cinemas This Friday

Posted March 22, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture

Following on from its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture will be released in cinemas across Ireland from this Friday the 24th March. To celebrate the release Jim Sheridan will also be doing a Q&A after the 20:15 screening in the IFI Dublin on Friday.

The feature film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel stars Academy Award© nominee Rooney Mara (Carol, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Academy Award© winner Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana (Munich), Theo James (Insurgent) along with Jack Reynor (Glassland), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Infiltrator).

It centres around Rose McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has lived in state institutions for over 50 years. Despite her bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr. Stephen Grene (Eric Bana) is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and help gain her freedom. Through Lady Rose’s ‘scripture’, a life of extraordinary love and great injustice emerges, revealing a remarkable young woman of courage, whose only crime was to fall in love. Set against a backdrop of an emerging Irish state in the 1940’s in which female sexuality and independence unsettled the colluding patriarchies of church and nationalist politics, we learn of her ultimate triumph.

Filmed on location in Dublin, Kilkenny and Sligo, the film was co-written by Johnny Ferguson and Jim Sheridan and was produced by Noel Pearson and Rob Quigley for Ferndale Films with funding from the Irish Film Board, Ingenious Senior Film Fund and Apollo Media.

Here is the full list of cinemas showing the film from Friday:

Republic of Ireland

Arc Cinema Drogheda

Bantry Cinemax

C&L Plex Roscommon

Carrick on Shannon Cineplex

Century Letterkenny

Cinema Killarney

Cineworld Dublin

Classic Listowel

Clonakilty Park Cinema

Diamond Navan

Eclipse Bundoran

Eclipse Lifford

Emipre Ennis

Eye Cinema Galway

Gate Cinema Cork

Gate Cinema Douglas

Gate Cinema Mallow

Gate Cinema Midleton

IMC Athlone

IMC Ballina

IMC Carlow

IMC Clonmel

IMC Dun Laoghaire

IMC Dundalk

IMC Galway

IMC Kilkenny

IMC Mullingar

IMC Oranmore

IMC Santry

IMC Savoy

IMC Tallaght

IMC Thurles

IMC Tullamore

Irish Film Institute

Light House Cinema

Mayo Movieworld Castlebar



Odeon Blanchardstown

Odeon Cavan

Odeon Charlestown

Odeon Coolock

Odeon Limerick

Odeon Naas

Odeon Newbridge

Odeon Point Village

Odeon Portlaoise

Odeon Stillorgan

Odeon Waterford

Omniplex Arklow

Omniplex Cork

Odeon Naas

Odeon Newbridge

Odeon Point Village

Odeon Portlaoise

Odeon Stillorgan

Odeon Waterford

Omniplex Arklow

Omniplex Cork

Omniplex Dundalk

Omniplex Limerick

Omniplex Rathmines

Omniplex Sligo

Omniplex Tralee

Omniplex Wexford

Ormonde Nenagh

Phoenix Dingle

Reel Picture Ballincollig

Reel Picture Blackpool

Showtime Ashbourne

Showtime Limerick

VUE Liffey Valley


Northern Ireland

Eclipse Downpatrick

IMC Ballymena

IMC Enniskillen

IMC Omagh

IMC Banbridge

Movie House Dublin Road

Movie House Cityside

Odeon Belfast

Omniplex Antrim

Omniplex Banbridge

Omniplex Craigavon

Omniplex Dundonald

Omniplex Kennedy Centre

Omniplex Larne

Omniplex Lisburn

Omniplex Newry

Queens Film Theatre Belfast