Occasional Cinema
Blue Sky Bangor

Thurs 23 Feb 17

Sing Street

John Carney  Ireland 2016 106mins 12A Comedy/Drama/Music/Romance

 A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

This is a lively, very humorous and engaging film, much enjoyed by our viewing panel. As we watch our hero come to terms with all that life throws at him, it's easy to imagine David Bowie or Iggy Pop facing up to the same challenges, each in their own special way. The period atmosphere is perfectly recalled (OK the 80s aren't that far back but still) and the soundtrack is excellent both in the choice of the popular hits and the band's own compositions.

Great performances from the cast, a beautiful feel-good film with an edge.

Irish stew (with lamb) served with homemade soda bread and pickled red cabbage
Root vegetable stew with dumplings and pickled red cabbage

Guinness cake with an Irish cream topping
Occasional Reminders   

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Cinema night at the Royal Cambrian Gallery.
'I, Claude Monet' is being launched countrywide on the 21st February and is the first in the RCA's new season of art film showings.  From award-winning director Phil Grabsky "I, Claude Monet" is a fresh new look at one of the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Join us for the Monet exhibition on screen here in Conwy this coming Tuesday at 7pm. Please book your seat by phoning the Gallery on 01492 593 413.

Creative Writing Evening Classes - Bangor and Caernarfon
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting late February 2017
5 weekly evening classes offer a platform to understand and learn the basic building blocks of the writer’s craft, with support to get you started or finished on the story you’ve always wanted to tell.
Each session teaches a combination of the tools and tricks of the trade, while also offering analysis of your works in progress. All done in a comfortable, small group environment.
To find out more, please email Tony Forster:
Or phone 01286 675553


Regulars: Pontio's programme of films in Bangor is available here.
Galeri films in Caernarfon here.


For the Caban programme click here.  To sign up for emails click here

Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers. Films are shown at the Caban, Brynrefail on the second Wednesday of the month and at the Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on the fourth Thursday and unless stated otherwise start sometime after 7.30pm. We do not show films during the summer, but there are often summer films at the Caban. Membership is available on the door for a cost of £5 per lifetime: the first film is free, after this film entrance is £3.00. Food is usually available from 6.30pm and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (about £10.00 for two courses) and excellent atmosphere.  Please, please make reservations for any meals - Caban 01286 685500, Blue Sky 01248 355444. You can't book a seat for the film only, which is on a first come first served basis. If you want a guaranteed seat you must book a meal.
Details of films are available on this website and we send out regular electronic mailings - please enter your details including an up-to-date email address 

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