Friday, September 27, 2013

Jameson Cult Film: Die Hard

Yippee-Ki-Yay: 1. Johanna Asmniadin and Julien Rubio; 2. Cian Healy and Holly Carpenter; 3. Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore. (Pix. BME)

The Jameson Cult Film Club pulled out all the stops for its explosive double screening of the 1988 action classic DIE HARD. Following on from the successful screening of the gritty Irish crime flick INTERMISSION back in June, organisers treated ticket holders to an exclusive viewing experience at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre, which was completely transformed into the foyer of Nakatomi Plaza for the evening.

The crowd were completely immersed in the film from the moment they arrived as sirens and police cars barricaded the entrance while LAPD’s finest Sergeant Al Powell interacted with the gathering crowd and offered words of support to John McClane on the police radio.

Once inside characters from the movie led by Hans Gruber used props and themed special effects to act out key scenes in front of the audience including Marco’s body falling from the roof onto Al’s police car, shards of ‘glass’ and ‘debris’ landing on the audience during one of the bigshoot out scenes.

Enjoying the Jameson Cult Film Club experience were rugby player Mike McCarthy, Devon Toner as well as David Coffey, Aidan Power, Dermot Whelan and Lottie Ryan.  Following the screening, the party continued in true Jameson style with guests tucking into ‘Yippee-Ki-Yay Burgers’ and Jameson, Ginger and Lime long drinks while DJ Aidan Kelly took to the decks.