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Wed, Mar 09


Registry Theatre

Good Vibrations - a film, a record store, a label, a rebellion

A vibrant, hilarious and inspirational biopic of Terri Hooley, Belfast's "Godfather of Punk," whose upstart record shop and music label Good Vibrations became the hub of the city's nascent '70s punk scene and a voice of resistance to the sectarian violence of the Troubles.

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Good Vibrations -  a film, a record store, a label, a rebellion
Good Vibrations -  a film, a record store, a label, a rebellion

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada


About the event

In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected. 

Check out the trailer here -

"When punk rock ruled over Ulster, nobody ever had more excitement and fun. Between the bombings and shootings, the religious hatred and the settling of old scores, punk gave everybody a chance to LIVE for one glorious moment." Uncle Joe Strummer.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! 

Tickets also available at the door. 

We are asking that in the interest of wellbeing for all attending that proof of vaccine is shown and masks are worn.  We appreciate your understanding. 


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