The Beanbag Cinema is Belfast Film Festival’s very own venue snuggled in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Bring your own food and drink, pay £4 in, pick a beanbag and enjoy one of our specially chosen films in the comfiest cinema in Belfast!

As our first programme of Beanbag films went so well, we’ve decided to put on another one! From February – March the Beanbag cinema will be host to an eclectic programme of films, documentaries and archive films.

On Thursday 8th March we have a full day of FREE screenings to celebrate International Women’s Day. From documentaries to animation, from China to France, we will be showing films such as Raise the Red Lantern, Persepolis and Fire, all of which tell important stories of women around the world. We recommend you book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment – you can check out the full list of International Women’s Day films here!

In association with Moving On Music Festival we are showing three films that have unique Jazz Soundtracks composed by and featuring individuals such as jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davies and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. This is a unique opportunity to witness some legendary jazz-scored films on the big screen with surround sound.

We have horror films such as Long Weekend, the 1978 Australian nature-in-revolt classic, The Transfiguration, the recent American horror on a troubled teen hiding behind his fascination with vampire lore and Last Man on Earth, the 1964 dark, horror/sci-fi based on the even darker novel, I Am Legend. 

We have an exciting series of documentaries including Gaza Surf Club, where we’re taken into the subculture of surfing enthusiasts, and the Sundance-winning documentary, Dina, which tells the story of a couple on the autism spectrum who are getting married.

We are hosting a special screening of Jonathan Meades: On the Brandwagon, with Save Cathedral Quarter (SAVE CQ) discussing their ongoing campaign in Belfast afterwards.

Check out the full list of films here!

For enquiries telephone us on +44 2890 246 609 or email us at