In brief: Cinema-goers name Sheridan classic as their favourite film of the Nineties
Published 13/02/2011 | 05:00
Ireland's favourite movie, which never won an Oscar, is Jim Sheridan's 1994 classic, In the Name of the Father.
More than 115,000 people voted in the IMC cinemas/ Coca-Cola Oscars movie poll, and rated the Daniel Day Lewis epic as their top film of the Nineties.
Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves came in at number two, while The Shawshank Redemption was the country's third-favourite flick of the decade. Irish cinema fans voted for their top seven Nineties movies, which will now be shown during a special Oscars week in IMC's Dun Laoghaire cinema in Dublin from February 21 to 27.
And cinema prices are set to hit pre-Celtic Tiger era levels, with imccinemas.ie charging just €7 per ticket for each Oscar screening during the Oscars week special.
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Jewels charity gives precious gift
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