Tiktoker creates unique cinema set up at Portrush beach

A Tiktoker from Co Tyrone has shown off his unique cinema set up he built at Whiterocks Beach in Portrush this week.

Marius Monaghan from Fintona has almost 200,000 followers on the popular social media platform, where he shows off his road trips around Ireland.

However, his latest video, posted on his Instagram account, shows him at the NI beach where he sets up the homemade cinema.

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Marius sets up a white sheet between two rocks and uses a projector to show his film on the big screen under the stars.

He told Belfast Live ever since he first saw the iconic rock formation at the beach he wanted to set up a cinema there.

“I’ve had the idea for the last four of five years since I first saw the arch. I just thought it was so special and it would be great to hang a hammock between them or even set up a cinema with that backdrop,” Marius said.

“I decided since it was the end of summer if I don’t do it now I’ll have to wait another year until the conditions are right again for it.

“So I just hopped in the car last minute by myself. I landed about half six and got the campfire going.

“I got everything set up and then just waited until the sun came down nicely and the stars were out to start the movie.”

His movie of choice? Surf’s Up, the animated parody film about a surfing penguin released in 2007.

“I couldn’t not watch a beach themed movie and thought the aesthetic would go well with the video.

“I had no supplies at all really, I had the projector but I literally went into Asda and bought 80 metres of washing lines and two bed sheets, it cost me about £8.

“It was pretty special, it was just stars and no clouds above me. There was a wee bit of a chill as the night went on but it was pretty cool.”


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BelfastLive – Co Tyrone