Greystones Film Club: The Shawshank Redemption

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (USA/1994/15/142mins) 

Of all his many fine films, The Shawshank Redemption is Morgan Freeman’s personal favourite. And it’s not difficult to see why. 

Taking on the role of Red – originally an Irishman in Stephen King’s 1982 novel, Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption – Freeman exudes just the right mix of guru and gurrier, the perfect balance between messiah and messer. 

Young Tim Robbins does a fine job too, as the banker doing life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, his pleas of innocence falling on deaf ears. 

Back on the big screen as a joint presentation between the Greystones Film Club and FourFront Games on Hillside Road, The Shawshank Redemption is the first of a planned series of much-loved movies under the banner of The Great Escape. Chosen because, of course, FourFront Games are masters of the escape room, with devilish-verging-on-devious challenges and clues leading to your freedom, fame and bragging rights for years to come. 

As with all good escape plans, you have to follow the clues that lead you to the Greystones Film Club website, where signing up (for free) will reveal the very latest Great Escape film night details.  

Grabbing yourself a ticket for such cinematic beauties as The Shawshank Redemption automatically gives you a €20 discount on any group booking at FourFront Games too. Boom! 

So, watch this space. Right behind the old Rita Hayworth poster on the wall. It’s your portal to some truly wonderful nights in. 

 

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