Virgin Media Drive-In movie series comes to Ennis

Virgin Media Drive-In movie series comes to Ennis


The Virgin Media Drive-In Movie Series will be in Ennis this Saturday, 10th August.

The roadshow will bring music blockbusters Mamma Mia and Bohemian Rhapsody to towns across the country to celebrate the arrival of Ireland’s fastest and most reliable broadband network. This forms part of Virgin Media’s Project Lightning network expansion programme, the single biggest private investment in Ireland and the UK’s digital infrastructure in more than a decade.

Cinema-goers will be able to watch fan favourites Mamma Mia and Bohemian Rhapsody on Europe’s largest mobile LED screen and have the sound broadcast directly to their car over FM radio.

There will be two screenings in Ennis and tickets can be booked online at Mamma Mia is the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA and well known faces throughout the movie.  Meanwhile Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

At the official launch, ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ presenter extraordinaire and ‘Living with Lucy’ host, Lucy Kennedy said: “Last year Virgin Media’s Drive-in Movies roadshow was such a huge success it’s was a no brainer to bring it back this Summer. I’m a big fan of both films so can’t wait to see them in this unique way…all guests need to do is bring their car and Virgin Media will provide the popcorn! I pity the cars beside mine as I don’t think I am going to be able to stop myself from singing along!!”

Clare Quinlan, Marketing Manager at Virgin Media said: “We’re delighted to be bringing back our pop-up cinema to towns across the country once again. This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever with two fantastic movies available to view. Movie-goers will be able to watch fan favourite Mamma Mia and Oscar winning Bohemian Rhapsody on Europe’s largest mobile LED screen and have the sound broadcast directly to their car over FM Radio, all thanks to Virgin Media”.

“This is all in celebration of Project Lightning, the biggest private investment in digital infrastructure in Ireland and the UK in more than a decade. It means residents from towns such as Wexford, Wicklow, Dundalk and Ennis will now be able to avail of Ireland’s fastest broadband network and in-home Wi-Fi provider, as well as all the great entertainment that comes with it.

Tickets are just €10 per car from with proceeds being donated to the National Parents Council Primary to deliver additional Safer Internet Talks in Ennis, Wexford, Dundalk and Dublin.


Mamma Mia @ 3pm

Bohemian Rhapsody @ 7pm




Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.