Cinema in Belfast - October 2015

Anniversary screenings, film festivals and special events for movie lovers across Belfast this month

Pan - October 9, 7pm at Odyssey Cinemas Belfast - Book now

To mark the opening of the Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People, Cinemagic presents a special preview of Pan, the magical fantasy adventure. Directed by Joe Wright and starring Hugh Jackman, the live-action feature presents a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. See this year's full Cinemagic programme here.

Trading Places - October 10, 8pm at Hillview Car Park - Book now

Belfast Film Festival presents a special drive-in screening of the '80s comedy classic starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd as part of the Invisible Barriers: Moving Images programme.

Dr Strangelove - October 11, 8pm at Belfast Castle - Book now

Belfast Film Festival presents Kubrick's jet-black satire, screening 'on a mountain, under the stars', as part of the Invisible Barriers: Moving Images programme.

Crime Season at Movie House Cinemas - Every Sunday at 3pm and 7pm throughout October - Book now

Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects, The Untouchables and Léon: The Professional are all on the big screen throughout the month.

National Theatre Live: Hamlet - October 15 - 25 at Queen's Film Theatre - Book now

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

The Last Minyan: A Belfast Jewish Story - October 16, 1pm at Linen Hall Library

Free screening of Aaron Black's documentary about the disappearing world of Belfast’s Jewish community, as seen from the inside.

Crimson Peak - October 16 on general release

Mexican visionary Guillermo del Toro returns with a gothic horror that has generated significant early buzz thanks to the positive reaction of one Mr Stephen King.

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Spectre - October 23 on general release

Bond is back and expectations are high that Spectre will follow a similar path to 2012's excellent Skyfall, one exploring the protagonist’s tragic, lonely backstory.

Donnie Darko - October 25, 7.30pm at the Strand Arts Centre - Book now

After surviving a freak accident, Donnie begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.

Back to the Future + Alan Silvestri Q&A - October 27 at Odyssey Cinemas Belfast - Book now

Thirtieth anniversary screening of the iconic family classic, preceded by an industry Q&A session with film composer Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Avengers Assemble).

The Shining - October 31, 8pm at the Strand Arts Centre - Book now

Special Halloween night showing of Stanley Kubrick's haunting classic about a winter caretaker and his family discovering a hotel's dark secrets and unraveling into homicidal behaviour.