Gene Kelly & Sinatra ‘On the Town’ in the Dock

Classic Cinema at The Dock in Carrick is a film club which has been established for those of you who would like the chance to see old movies on the Big Screen again.

Classic Cinema at The Dock in Carrick is a film club which has been established for those of you who would like the chance to see old movies on the Big Screen again.

Once a month The Dock hosts a morning of tea, bickies and a favourite old film. Tuesday, April 24 at 11.30am will see the continuation of a series of Gene Kelly musicals, “On the Town” which also stars Frank Sinatra.

On a Summer morning during World War II, it’s 6am at the Brooklyn navy yard three sailors—Chip,Ozzie, and Gabey—begin their 24-hour shore leave, eager to explore “New York, New York”. Gabey falls in love with the picture of “Miss Turnstiles,” who is actually Ivy Smith. The sailors race around New York attempting to find her in the brief period they have .

They are assisted by, and become romantically involved with, two women, and pair up: Ozzie with Claire DeLoone (an anthropologist) and Chip with Hildy Esterhazy (an amorous and aggressive taxi driver). Hildy invites Chip to “Come Up to My Place”. Claire and Ozzie get “Carried Away” in the museum. But for Gabey it’s a “Lonely Town” until he finds Ivy (“Miss Turnstiles”). The group have a number of adventures before their leave ends and they must return to their ship to head off to war, and a very uncertain future (“Some Other Time”).

The folk at the Dock Film Club are always looking for suggestions for how to improve the Film Club. If you have an idea for a favourite film you would like us to show, they would love to hear. Tickets are available from the The Dock box office 071 9650828. €5 includes light refreshments before the film. You can also purchase your tickets online at www.thedock.ie