The organisers of the Dublin International Film Festival are bringing the big screen to some smaller venues. As part of ADIFF's Picture House programme, movies will be shown in places like care homes, day care centres and health care centres.
Picture House, which is part of a wider ADIFF outreach programme, brings film events to a range of communities that find accessing mainstream film events difficult.
Picture House patron Brenda Fricker said she has seen Picture House "make the people we bring it to laugh, cry and remember. It engages them in a get together otherwise beyond their reach."
"I am complimented to be a close part of something that is so vital to a marginalised segment of our society", the actress said.
This autumn's main Picture House feature will be a 50-year celebration of 'Barefoot in the Park', a musical comedy starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
ADIFF Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys admitted that she is "so proud that ADIFF is now able to bring great films to audiences who are unable to easily share in the excitement of our annual festival three times a year."
This year's venues include Meath Community Unit, Cairdeas Day Care, Mater Post-Acute, St Luke's Hospital and St Mary's Hospital Phoenix Park.
Picture House will now run three programmes a year in the spring, summer and autumn.