Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles at Belfast’s Central Station

Directed by John Hughes

Translink and Belfast Film Festival present a unique 30th anniversary screening of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ on Thanksgiving weekend at Belfast’s Central Railway Station. 

Enjoy a heartwarming movie on a cold, winter’s night in the atmospheric surroundings of Belfast Central Station.

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Neal: [frowns] Where’s your other hand?

Del: Between two pillows…

Neal: Those aren’t pillows!

Homeward Bound Selfie Competition!

Calling all Neals and Dels! Send us a selfie of you and your travel buddy to WIN a pair of tickets to the Translink Central Station screening!

Translink: Getting You Home This Winter.

What they said

One of the funniest films ever made...
A surprisingly powerful, and incredibly funny, little movie led by two terrific performances and John Hughes' razor sharp script.