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Limerick Royal Picture Show Film Festival Returns To The City This May

Limerick Royal Picture Show Film Festival Returns To The City This May

The second Royal Picture Show Film Festival takes place from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 May at 69 O’ Connell Street, Limerick City.

Following on from the successful launch of the first film festival back in February, we now have details of our second weekend of cinema in this May.  These four mini film festivals are part of the programme for Limerick City of Culture 2014.

The four day festival will offer many cinematic delights with highlights including a MONTY PYTHON NIGHT (Saturday 17) where guest speaker JULIAN DOYLE tells the hilarious story of making films with the Python crew. Julian was editor on The Meaning of Life,  The Life of Brian (which we  will screen after his talk), Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Time Bandits.  We will screen the engaging comedy QUARTET  made by Dustin Hoffman and featuring an all star cast (Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon). This screening is part of Bealtaine 2014– in celebration of our senior citizens.  We will also return to our Parents & Babies film show on Saturday 17 following its enormous success at our inaugural festival last February.

We will showcase some new fantastic Irish short films (some with Limerick connections) as well as a dip into the vast collection that comprises THE LIMERICK FILM ARCHIVE.  European cinema will be represented with a focus on Polish cinema on Sunday 18 and other European titles will feature throughout the four days in May.

We very much value the support of all film-goers and this time round will offer an inclusive PATRON’S TICKET which includes admission to all films and the ability to bring a guest at the concession rate.

Further details of the full programme and ticket prices will be available from Monday, 28 April and online at, or 085-7323512.



The Royal Picture Show is back in 69 O’Connell Street (formerly Belltable) with a four day festival of some of the best contemporary films from around the world. Book Now at or on 061 774774.

Saturday is Monty Python Night.  Our guest speaker Julian Doyle will explore his time working with the great comedy ensemble, followed by the 1979 classic The Life of Brian.


Thursday 15th May

10.30  Garage –  Cert 15, with short film Losing Grip – €6

15.00  Bealtaine Festival Screening Quartet – 12A, with short film 1928 Limerick – Free

19.15  Wine Reception, followed at 20.15 by The Rocket – PG, with short film Breakfast Wine – €10


Friday 16th May

20.00  Only Lovers Left Alive – 15A, with short film Coda – €8 / €7 Concessions


Saturday 17th May

12.00 Family Screening Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale – €6 / €5 concession

19.30  Monty Python Night – Combined tickets for Talk and Screening are €20 / €15 Concession

19.30 Julian Doyle talk  Making Films with Monty Python  – €15 / €12 concession

21.30 Limerick Premiere of The Life of Brian – 15A – €8 / €7 Concessions

Sunday 18th May

17.00 Polish Showcase  Drogowka/Traffic Department – Cert 18, with short film Headlights – €8 / €7 Concessions

20.00  Closing Film  We Are the Best – Cert 15A, with short film Saving Turf – €8 / €7 Concessions







Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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