Second Brooklyn screening in Enniscorthy

Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00

A second screening of the 'Brooklyn' is now planned in Enniscorthy on October 28.

With tickets sold out for the black tie première of the movie, based on Colm Toibin's best selling novel of the same name, the film's distributors, Lionsgate UK have agreed to a second showing to meet public demand.

Since tickets for the première in Enniscorthy's Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday, October 28, sold out in just under 45 minutes, Enniscorthy Town Manager, Padraig O' Gorman has been in negotiations with Lionsgate in the hope of persuading the distributors to allow a second showing later that night.

His efforts, on behalf of hundreds of disappointed fans, have now paid off and Lionsgate U.K. have agreed terms for a late night showing of 'Brooklyn' immediately after the première. Mr. O' Gorman was unable to go into specific details regarding the second screening because contractual obligations still to be finalised with Lionsgate U.K. but he is satisfied the film will be screened a second time on the night of the première and that seating for upwards of another 300 patrons will be available in the ballroom of the Riverside Park Hotel which is being completely transformed for the event.

It is not yet known when tickets for the second screening will become available but Mr. O' Gorman is hopeful they will be on sale early next week and an announcement to this effect is expected later this week. The admission price has been confirmed at €20patrons.

Saoirse Ronan who plays the lead role in 'Brooklyn' and Colm Toibin, author of the New York Times best selling novel, will be among the distinguished gathering at the black-tie première in Enniscorthy on Wednesday, October 28, while An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. and Arts Minister, Heather Humphries T.D. have also been invited.

Wexford People

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