Everyone growing up knew who Hulk Hogan was? Some even knew who “Macho Man” Randy Savage was. Everyone today knows who The Rock and John Cena are? Some even know who CM Punk is.
They are larger than life, professional wrestlers who captivate the imaginations of anyone who might set eyes on them, be that on a weekly basis or only occasionally.
When you ask people what they love about professional wrestling or what they loved about it when they watched it growing up, the answers will often be the same. The Royal Rumble and the Battle Royale concept is something most will immediately recall or the big fight feel surrounding the WrestleMania Main Events they came across over the years.
Professional wrestling attracts all sorts of fans, never more evident than if you have been lucky enough to attend one of the extravaganza’s in our very own Odyssey Arena. From families with kids, to groups of mates enjoying a beer, to girls who want to get a glimpse of the muscle-bound topless men and even as far as the old lady who sits front row and gives the bad guy hell.
On 2nd July, the Strand Cinema aim to recreate that dynamic blend of chaos and fun. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event which will see classic matches catering to all tastes shown on the BIG CINEMA SCREEN!
Never before has this been done in Belfast and this is a unique opportunity to relive some of the fun of these larger than life spectacles on the biggest screen you have ever watched wrestling on.
The night will see a blend of classic matches, outside the ring scenarios and some of the most memorable promos. Those who attend are encouraged to arrive in fancy dress, and the best ones may be lucky enough to receive a spot prize.
Tickets are selling fast and there are less than 200 tickets in total for this inaugural event. The show kicks off at 7:30pm and is expected to last two – three hours. As an added bonus, if you retain your ticket stub you will be entitled one free cinema ticket to a movie off your choice, any time at Strand Cinema Belfast.
Over the coming weeks there will be plenty of discussion via Social Media, with the opportunity to vote on matches and what you will see on the big screen on the night in question.
Be sure to follow Strand Cinema Belfast on facebook and on twitter at @StrandCinema, and Belfast Wrestling on twitter at @WrestlinBelfast to be kept up to date on this event.
Ticket RRP is £10 however by quoting #StrandSlam you can avail of 10% discount off your ticket price. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Strand Cinema Box Office or via card over the telephone on 02890 655830.