Outdoor Movie: Chariots of Fire

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Outdoor Film Family


29/07/2024 20:00


Liss Ard Estate




Includes Live Music by Dr Feelgood & The Electric Mayhem. + Optional BBQ & Full Bar Service from 8pm.

Film starts at 9.15pm approx.


Introduced by producer David Puttnam.

UK | 1981 | 125 MIN

The story of two men who run...not to run...but to prove something to the world. They will sacrifice anything to achieve their goals...Except their honour.

Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently.

Harold, the son of a Lithuanian Jew, lives a somewhat-privileged life as a student at Cambridge and uses being the fastest to overcome what he sees as the obstacles he faces in life a Jew despite that privilege.

Eric a Scot born to Christian missionaries in China, is a devout member of the Church of Scotland who hopes to eventually return to that missionary work. He sees running as an added outlet to spread the word of God, while he sees his speed as being a gift from God, and he wants to run to honour God and that gift. 

Harold and Eric's lives intersect in national races, but it is the 100-meter track event at the 1924 Paris Olympics which the two men and their supporters most anticipate. 


  • Please bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
  • Summer evenings can be chilly so make sure to wear appropriate clothing.
  • Limited Parking, please carpool if you can.
  • Screening will be relocated to Skibbereen Town Hall in the event of poor weather.