Wednesday 19 September 2018

'Most seemed to enjoy the film' - Dog-friendly screening of Isle of Dogs at Dublin cinema goes down a (doggy) treat

Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Light House Cinema screening of Isle of Dogs. PIC: Light House Cinema/Twitter
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Dog Owners pictured with their pooches step out at Ireland 's First ever Doggie screening for the special preview of the new film Isle of Dogs at The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Pic Brian McEvoy
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A pack of dogs infiltrated a Dublin cinema on Sunday - to catch Wes Anderson's latest flick, Isle of Dogs.

The 40 canines were accompanied by their favourite two-legged friends to the Light House Cinema in Smithfield for the screening of the animated film, which features the trials and tribulations of their fellow mutts.

The pooches' owners were invited to bring them along for the film and some doggy treats by the Light House, The Doggie Do annual canine festival and 20th Century Fox Ireland for what was apparently the first ever dog-friendly film screening in the country. 

Similar events have taken place in UK ahead of the film's release on March 30.

Dog ownership is like parenthood and for those dog owners who find themselves housebound due to their pets, dog-friendly events are a Dogsend.  It beats the guilt of working all day and then popping to the cinema while your best pal stares forlornly at the door awaiting your return.

What better than to bring them along to sit on your lap or take a nap by your side? 

Unsurprisingly, the Dublin event proved a huge success, so much so they're having another.

"It went brilliantly," says Sharon McGarry of Fox.  "All the dogs were very well behaved and most seemed to enjoy the film.  The Light House are doing another dog friendly screening on Friday which sold out in minutes."

Here are some more of the attendees enjoying the event:

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