It’s getting mildly ridiculous how wonderful the weather is every time there’s a screening down at The Cove.
It’s almost as though Sun King Ross McParland – the man behind all these outdoor screenings, and the town’s soon-come new theatre, The Whale – has a deal with Elvis.
Every single time, the weather is hoppin‘, and the joint is a-rockin’. And Saturday night’s screening of Disney’s 1989 classic The Little Mermaid was no exception.
The fact that this was largely a kids night – and, of course, those Disney-loving adults getting away from their kids – meant that magic was always going to be in the air. Just how breezy, and easy, the whole night turned out to be says something about how much Ross and co. know what they’re doing. Ultimately though, these nights are always down to the crowd there.
And Greystones people just know how to have a good time, together – especially on a beach, at night, with free ice cream, free popcorn, and lots of free hugs, as any kid on Saturday night would tell you.
Having the beautiful Sibeal [left] there was a treat for all the dads, and having real-life mermaid Beth [right] and her family attend was, hey, a deep honour.
The party wrapped up with the traditional end-of-night dance, this time with the whole crowd doing The Macarena.
The last of the outdoor screenings for the summer, there’ll be plenty of special film nights – and afternoons – happening in The Whale by the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted…
You can view – and download – over 200 hi-res pics from the night here, and, just to make sure that you’re spoilt, a whole bunch of view-from-the-top shots from John McGowan here. You can also go explore the previous Greystones Outdoor Cinema Club screenings too right here. Big shout-out to Dave Byrne and the Outdoor Movies gang, who always do such a great job at these screenings. Check ’em out here.