18 Aug 2022

Limerick's People's Park all set for special screening of Forest Gump

Limerick's People's Park all set for special screening of Forest Gump

Forest Gump will be screened at the People's Park this Saturday evening

The People’s Park will be transformed into a stunning outdoor cinema location this Saturday as it hosts a special screening of Forrest Gump as part of the Elemental Festival.  

The film tells the story of kind-hearted but slow-witted Gump, played by Tom Hanks, who faces many tribulations throughout his life all while witnessing some of the 20th century’s defining cultural and historical events.

His kind heart and loyalty towards his childhood friend Jenny takes him on a journey to where his destiny truly is. Hailed as a film of its generation, capturing the hearts of audiences globally, the 1994 film also won six Academy Awards.

Before the movie kicks off, guests can settle in to a comfy billow bag with a complimentary 7UP Mojito Free, or pull up a blanket and get cozy all in the name of 7UP Free and Happenings #SummerCinema.

“We are very excited to once again partner with such a well-known and respected Irish brand like Happenings for the 7UP Summer Cinema series. We know that Irish people are huge movie lovers, so we look forward to bringing some fun screenings to audiences nationwide in 2017, for a movie experience like never before! Set in some of the most picturesque outdoor locations of Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny and Limerick, there will be exciting activities for all members of the audience,” said ​Rebecca Burke, Head of Marketing for PepsiCo Ireland.

Peter O’Brien, Founder of Happenings said: “At Happenings we have a simple philosophy; we strive to give green public spaces to beautiful open air events allowing people to enjoy their city in a meaningful way. A key responsibility at each of our events is to Leave No Trace. Our audiences clean up the space after themselves and we have an unlocked policy which means we unlock the potential of public spaces for public enjoyment.”

7UP Free will be giving away a number of tickets to each screening, so movie fans should keep an eye on 7UP Free social media channels to be in with a chance of winning. Places will be limited for each screening, so sign up to the Happenings and 7UP Free social media channels to be the first to know the dates and locations for each screening and avoid missing out on these blockbuster events.

Tickets are available on or on the gate for just €5.

Gates open at 8pm and the film will kick off when the sun goes down.

Early arrival is advised to get the best seats in the house!

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