We took in the atmosphere of the Fifty Shades Freed premiere party at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane:
The excitement was almost unrestrainable among Donegal women and those all over the world this weekend for the release of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.
Hundreds of eager fans flocked to the cinema to be thrilled by Mr Grey and his adventures with Ana Steele in the third chapter of the sensational saga.
The Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane team made the premiere a passionate affair by dressing up for the occasion. They wore iconic Mr Grey masquerade masks and turned the cinema lobby into a Valentine’s wonderland.
There was no Red Room, per se, but the ‘Party Room’ was fitted with a bed and photography studio for groups to get their photos taken with a life-sized Jamie Dornan cutout. On many occasions, Jamie ended up in the bed surrounded by women wearing hats and feather boas.
Female friends used this premiere as an excuse to have a fun Girls’ Night Out and took advantage of the tempting Movie Meal Deal offers in the nearby Old Courthouse, Masala Restaurant in Strabane, and The Fir Trees Hotel.
Eclipse had multiple screens showing Fifty Shades Freed to ensure everyone was satisfied. The giddy atmosphere carried on as the film played, with many scenes and dialogue sparking unintentional laughter.
This instalment sees Christian and Ana settling into life as newlyweds, in their own unique way. However, a shadowy figure from their past is threatening everything and everyone they love.
Fifty Shades Freed is a stylish whirl of love, lust and danger. Mr & Mrs Grey’s relationship may raise a few eyebrows as they play with a power balance throughout the film.
The plot is one-dimensional and many lines are entertainingly ridiculous, but it’s what viewers expect and enjoy at this stage. If the audience in Lifford is anything to go by, people still like to indulge in this film series as a guilty pleasure. Any excuse for a girls’ night out!
Fifty Shades Freed is out now at Eclipse Cinemas, with Movie Meal Deals continuing at two local restaurants on 16th and 17th February. For bookings call: Lifford Old Courthouse (074 9141733) and Masala Restaurant (048 71882725).
For movie tickets, visit eclipsecinemas.com