An Irish Style Comic Con is coming to Cineworld this August. I believe going brings me one step closer to crossing SDCC off my Bucketlist. The Big Question is do I get to dress up?
Here's the a post from my blog on Phoenix FM about it...
The first ever Movie Fest will take place at Cineworld Cinemas in Dublin on August 13 / 14. With exclusive footage from upcoming Hollywood blockbusters along with previews of Hollywood films not due for release until late 2011. Every day will include two high-profile feature film previews along with presentations from all major Hollywood studios featuring a huge selection of extensive never-before-seen footage and trailers from some of the most highly anticipated films of 2011 and 2012 including material from Twilight: Breaking Dawn, the new Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire which was shot in Ireland, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark from director Guillermo del Toro, Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, an exclusive four minute preview of The Adventures of TinTin, Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming epic, 3D footage from the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man, and a five minute clip from the new Total Recall.
“We really wanted to bring an event for film fans to Dublin that had an air of genuine excitement around it,” commented Vincent Donnelly, creator of Movie Fest. “We had taken note of how huge Comic Con has become in the US, now attracting thousands of people and the biggest stars, and wanted to try to recreate some of that excitement here. Irish audiences, among the most frequent moviegoers in the world, can sometimes be neglected when it comes to access to an all-inclusive event like this, and we wanted to make sure that while it was modelled on Comic Con, it’s a very unique event,” he continued. “There will be plenty of surprises over the weekend, and plenty of prizes and goody bags for members of the audience, so if you’re a movie fan, this is definitely the event for you.”
Movie Fest takes place at Cineworld Cinemas, Parnell Centre, Dublin on August 13 and 14, the full schedule can be seen on www.movies.ie/fest
Day tickets are on sale from Cineworld's box office or online at www.cineworld.ie (advance booking section).