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Spike Island Cinema Club

Spike Island Cinema Club is a unique Irish cinema venue that lets you watch your favourite movies in a stunning setting - either our former Children's Prison, with its dark walls and long history, or our C class cells, with their atmospheric...

Spike Island Cinema Club is a unique Irish cinema venue that lets you watch your favourite movies in a stunning setting - either our former Children's Prison, with its dark walls and long history, or our C class cells, with their atmospheric holds and long hallways.  Be sure to select the right movie when booking as we do a variety of screenings.

Your journey starts with a ferry trip across Cork harbour, the world's second largest natural harbour that is beautiful by day and by night.  Once on the island our guides will give you a guided tour from the pier to the Fortress, with your tour tying in with the subject matter of the movie you have come to watch.  You'll see the abandoned villages and high Fort walls that make Spike island, once the world's largest prison, so famous and so notrious.  Once we make the Fortress you get a chance to purchase some snacks, then it is on to your prison cell theatre for an unforgettable experience. 

Once your movie is complete, our guides then take you on an extended 1 hour tour of our Former Island Prison, and you'll walk abandoned corridors, sit in solitary cells and experience a place of Punishment that was once known as Ireland's Hell.  This is an experience unlike any other with history, mystery and an authenticity you wont find anywhere else.  

Offering a variety of screenings across the year including horror screening and historical nights, please check you are booking the right date for your chosen movie.  Join us, but will you escape from Fortress Spike?

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Events

Tickets only €20.00 Cinema Club - Martin Cahill The infamous 'General' Martin Cahill is the most famous Irish criminal to have ever lived.  During the 1980's and 1990's he was responsible for some of the most daring crimes...

The infamous 'General' Martin Cahill is the most famous Irish criminal to have ever lived.  During the 1980's and 1990's he was responsible for some of the most daring crimes and robberies not just in Ireland, but in the entire world, as he gained international notoriety not just for his crimes but for his cunning. 


Like most of Ireland's notorious criminals he would end up in Spike Island at one point, and on this fascinating tour and movie night you get the chance to watch the movie of his life story, the General, and to see his former cell where he sat fearing execution from the many gangland elements that he had upset along the way.  
Our guides will take you on a guided tour on arrival to give you a feel for our Island Prison and Fortress, which was once so large it held 2300 inmates.   You then get a chance to buy some snacks and then its movie time in our formers children's prison or atmospheric C Block cells, showing 'The General' starring Brendan Gleeson.   After the movie a 1 hour guide tour will rela the life of the General and his time on Spike Island before ending at his former cell.  This included comments from his former prison guards who spoke to him daily.  


Full of interesting stories and insights into one of Ireland's most infamous inmates, this is a night not to be missed with a limited run.  The price included the return ferry jouney, guided tour and access to the abandoned jail which is off limits to the public, where Martin Cahill cell is housed.  Join us, and will you escape from Fortress Spike. 

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Tickets only €20.00 Cinema Club - The Young Offenders Spike Island Cinema Club are proud to present a screening of the Young Offenders, the Cork based sensation that has had audiences enthralled!  Our former Prison island was...

Spike Island Cinema Club are proud to present a screening of the Young Offenders, the Cork based sensation that has had audiences enthralled!  Our former Prison island was known as the 'Young Offenders' prison during the 1980's and 90's, and lads like our unlikely heroes who fell foul of the law found themselves incarcerated.  

Your journey starts with a ferry ride across Cork harbour before our guides you the background and history to the island and former prison.  You can then grab some snacks before a screening of this great movie.  Once the film is complete you get a 1 hour guided tour of the former prison cells and solitary confinement spaces that these lads would have used.  

The tour has fun and interesting facts and insights with our guides happy to educate and entertain you.  So its a great chance to learn this recent history while enjoying a different night out.  Join us, and will you escape from Fortress Spike...

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Spike Island Cinema Club is a unique Irish cinema venue that lets you watch your favourite movies in a stunning setting - either our former Children's Prison, with its dark walls and long history, or our C class cells, with their atmospheric holds and long hallways.  Be sure to select the right movie when booking as we do a variety of screenings.

Your journey starts with a ferry trip across Cork harbour, the world's second largest natural harbour that is beautiful by day and by night.  Once on the island our guides will give you a guided tour from the pier to the Fortress, with your tour tying in with the subject matter of the movie you have come to watch.  You'll see the abandoned villages and high Fort walls that make Spike island, once the world's largest prison, so famous and so notrious.  Once we make the Fortress you get a chance to purchase some snacks, then it is on to your prison cell theatre for an unforgettable experience. 

Once your movie is complete, our guides then take you on an extended 1 hour tour of our Former Island Prison, and you'll walk abandoned corridors, sit in solitary cells and experience a place of Punishment that was once known as Ireland's Hell.  This is an experience unlike any other with history, mystery and an authenticity you wont find anywhere else.  

Offering a variety of screenings across the year including horror screening and historical nights, please check you are booking the right date for your chosen movie.  Join us, but will you escape from Fortress Spike?

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