‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
set to whip up a storm in local cinemas

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ 
set to whip up a storm in local cinemas
It’s the movie most, and according to latest figures almost all, fans of the big screen locally have been talking over for weeks.

It’s the movie most, and according to latest figures almost all, fans of the big screen locally have been talking over for weeks.

This Friday sees the eagerly-awaited launch of EL James’ cinematic version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ at venues across the midlands region.

And based on the uptake from film audiences in Longford and Leitrim this week, interest has already started to broker new ground.

A spokeswoman from Longford’s Omniplex Cinema said advance ticket sales ahead of the film’s release on Friday had been steady, if unspectacular.

“It’s been not too bad, but not too busy either,” she said.

“There have been a lot on enquiries, but it’s (Friday night showing) not sold out either.”

A few miles down the road in neighbouring Carrick-on-Shannon, it would appear interest in the much talked about film is even stronger.

A spokesperson from the town’s Carrick Cineplex confirmed to the Leader on Monday night that both its premium showings at 8:30pm on Friday and Saturday night have completely sold out.

However, those looking to watch the movie can still purchase tickets for both the cinema’s 5:45pm and 11:15pm showings on both nights.