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Experience the best in Independent and world film in a fully digital cinema based in the unique surroundings of a stunningly refurbished 1700s neo-classical church. Triskel Arts Centre in the heart of Cork city screens two titles each week with additional special events, film strands such as Experimental Film, Horror and monthly Shorts.

  • Tickets for films rated ’12A’ and ’15A’ can be purchased for persons under the ages of 12 and 15 only if accompanied by an adult guardian (of 18 years or older).
  • Tickets for films rated ’16’ can be purchased by and for persons of 16 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required).
  • Tickets for films rated ’18’ can be purchased by and for persons of 18 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required).
  • Tickets for films rated ‘NC’ can be purchased by members only, of 18 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required). Members must be over 18 years of age to attend films rated ‘NC’.

We encourage everyone to purchase tickets online in advance but, if you’d prefer to purchase in person, click here for this week’s Box Office Opening Hours. We would appreciate contactless payment where possible.

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Tickets Pricing

Ticket prices before 5pm:
Full: €7.50
With Annual Membership: €6.50
Child (under 14): €6.50

Ticket prices 5pm and after:
Full: €10.50
With Annual Membership: €8
Child (under 14): €8

We encourage everyone to purchase tickets online in advance but, if you’d prefer to purchase in person, click here for this week’s Box Office Opening Hours. We would appreciate contactless payment where possible.

Are you a cinema member? If not, why not?! Click on the Cinema Membership tab above for more information or click here to purchase.

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Cinema Membership

If you love films, then Triskel Cinema Membership is a must for you. Members benefits include:

  • Reduced standard ticket prices
  • No fees on non-cert titles
  • Invitation to special screenings and events
  • Exclusive membership newsletter
  • A free screening after every eight attended (full annual membership only)
  • Treat one guest per screening to your membership rates (full annual membership only)
  • Free 90-day subscription to MUBI

Full: €15 – click HERE to purchase
Student*: Free (sign up with valid student ID)
Silver*: Free (for over 65s)
Unwaged*: Free (for jobseekers)

* Sign up in person at Triskel Box Office

Terms and conditions

  • Card is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
  • Titles, times, dates and prices subject to change.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  • Membership can be revoked if not used in line with our terms and conditions.
  • Membership is non-transferrable.
  • Full Membership can be purchased online. All other memberships need to be obtained at our Box Office. Please note, we do not process memberships in the 30 minutes prior to a screening.
  • Presentation of membership card and valid ID needed to purchase tickets and enter auditorium.
  • Membership prices does not extend to satellite broadcasting events.
  • Membership price can be extended to one guest per screening (full annual membership only).
  • One free ticket earned for every eight (full annual membership only).
  • Use of recording devices is forbidden.
  • Tickets for films rated ’12A’ and ’15A’ can be purchased for persons under the ages of 12 and 15 only if accompanied by an adult guardian (of 18 years or older).
  • Tickets for films rated ’16’ can be purchased by and for persons of 16 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required).
  • Tickets for films rated ’18’ can be purchased by and for persons of 18 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required).
  • Tickets for films rated ‘NC’ can be purchased by members only, of 18 years of age and over only (valid ID may be required).
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La Chimera
12A

132 mins – Italy / France / Switzerland / Turkey 2023
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Josh O’Connor, Carol Duarte and Isabella Rossellini


A filmmaker constantly seeking to push the scope of cinema, Alice Rohrwacher’s latest film is no exception. Having made its world premiere at Cannes, LA CHIMERA stirs together history, romance and archaeology – with a dash of the supernatural – into a dreamy tonic made for those ready to slip into another realm.

Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscian landscape of rural Italy, the film follows a vagabond-type character called Arthur (Josh O’Connor); an Englishman who embodies the spirit of the Romantics, he is searching for something he can’t quite grasp. As an archaeologist, he makes use of his unique skills to aid a ragtag group of tomboroli – local graverobbers – to find ancient tombs filled with artefacts to sell on the black market. To the locals these graves are sacred, believing curses follow those who enter. But Arthur, who is mourning the loss of his love Beniamina, is less concerned with the monetary value of the objects, using the digs to search for the door to the afterlife – of which myths speak – where he imagines reuniting with her. A cloud of mystery follows him as he walks the line between the living and the dead, between reality and trickery, between the past and the present. Bringing him into the present is Italia (Carol Duarte), a single mother who befriends him and opens his eyes to the world in new ways.

With stylistic references to cinema history, as with all her work Rohrwacher uses the past to ask questions of the present, challenging us to consider how what we do and what we stand for now might impact the future. What will archaeologists dig up in the future, and what will it say about us and the values of our time?

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132 mins – Italy / France / Switzerland / Turkey 2023
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Josh O’Connor, Carol Duarte and Isabella Rossellini


A filmmaker constantly seeking to push the scope of cinema, Alice Rohrwacher’s latest film is no exception. Having made its world premiere at Cannes, LA CHIMERA stirs together history, romance and archaeology – with a dash of the supernatural – into a dreamy tonic made for those ready to slip into another realm.

Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscian landscape of rural Italy, the film follows a vagabond-type character called Arthur (Josh O’Connor); an Englishman who embodies the spirit of the Romantics, he is searching for something he can’t quite grasp. As an archaeologist, he makes use of his unique skills to aid a ragtag group of tomboroli – local graverobbers – to find ancient tombs filled with artefacts to sell on the black market. To the locals these graves are sacred, believing curses follow those who enter. But Arthur, who is mourning the loss of his love Beniamina, is less concerned with the monetary value of the objects, using the digs to search for the door to the afterlife – of which myths speak – where he imagines reuniting with her. A cloud of mystery follows him as he walks the line between the living and the dead, between reality and trickery, between the past and the present. Bringing him into the present is Italia (Carol Duarte), a single mother who befriends him and opens his eyes to the world in new ways.

With stylistic references to cinema history, as with all her work Rohrwacher uses the past to ask questions of the present, challenging us to consider how what we do and what we stand for now might impact the future. What will archaeologists dig up in the future, and what will it say about us and the values of our time?

In Alice Rohrwacher’s fantastical, poetic Italian drama, Josh O’Connor is breathtaking.
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