Irish cinema plays Isle of Dogs for an audience of dogs

The Dublin theatre screened Wes Anderson's new release Isle of Dogs, for dogs.
The Dublin theatre screened Wes Anderson's new release Isle of Dogs, for dogs. Photo credit: Twitter

A cinema in Ireland hosted a unique crowd of dogs and their owners for a special screening.

Dublin's Light House Cinema held the country's first dog-friendly session on Sunday (local time) to celebrate the release of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.

Blankets were placed on cinema seats so the canines in attendance could enjoy the comforts usually reserved for humans. 

The screening was put on by Ireland's largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox and the founders of the Doggy Do festival.

"The screening was amazing," Siobhan O'Donovan of Doggy Do told independent.ie.

"The dogs were so well behaved and despite some fabulous on-screen whistling, barking and howling our special audience were pretty much 100 percent chilled.

"Some nodded off, some sat up and seemed to really enjoy the action. We were thrilled with the interest and that everyone had such a good time."

The release of Isle of Dogs coincides with 2018 being the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac.

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