The Light House Cinema in Smithfield are honouring musician David Bowie’s passing away from cancer by hosting two screenings this weekend of Jim Henson’s classic fairy-tale Labyrinth, which stars David Bowie in his most iconic screen role.
Labyrinth not only showcases Bowie’s tremendous screen presence but also features a fine 80’s soundtrack with songs composed by the man himself.
All proceeds from these events will go to the Irish Cancer Society so go and help raise some funds and raise a glass to The Thin White Duke and sing along to this legendary rock musical fantasy!
Speaking on the decision to screen the film this weekend Charlene Lydon, Programmer at Light House commented:
“When we heard the tragic news of David Bowie’s passing, the Light House team were incredibly upset and we wanted to funnel our grief into something positive that would celebrate not only a great musician and artist, but also an icon of cinema. David Bowie has contributed so much to the world of film and his presence will be missed on the silver screen as much as on the airwaves. In partnering with the Irish Cancer Society we can give people the opportunity to celebrate his life while also helping to raise funds for a good cause. We look forward to a joyful weekend of music and memories in honour of one of the world’s true artists.”
The film will screen at 11.30pm on Friday the 15th January and a family-friendly screening on Sunday afternoon at 12.30pm. Tickets are available here.
Eimear Kellett Community Fundraiser Leinster North for the Irish Cancer Society added:
“We are delighted to be chosen as the charity benefitting from these special screenings in memory of the legendary David Bowie. All money raised will go to help those affected by cancer. For anyone who has queries or concerns about cancer please call the Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700.”
The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity. The Irish Cancer Society aims to achieve a world-class cancer service ensuring that fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes.