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irishcine commented about Lincoln Theatre on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

Stories on the new concert hall opening confirm the Lincoln has been sold by the NWS, but gave no information concerning the plans for future development of retail space at the Lincoln.

Any word of the retail scheme?

irishcine commented about Ave Atque Vale: Let's hear it for skilled projectionists as they pass into history on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

A good projectionist did a really great job in the carbon arc days, and most here took the job seriously.

However, if you want a less flattering cinema version of a projectionist, see “Clash by Night” where the slimy projectionist (Robert Ryan) makes the moves on Barbara Stanwyck. Never the wisest move, but also one of the very few behind the scenes representation of the movie exhibition business.

irishcine commented about First drive-in in Ireland opening near Cork on Nov 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Opened on November 19 with the new Harry Potter film, 16 euro per car.

irishcine commented about First drive-in in Ireland opening near Cork on Nov 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Afraid that opening a drive in in Ireland, in a recession which is only deepening, and in the middle of winter, must be up there with crossing Niagara in a barrel, it can be done but not recommended. This venue is also close to the small multiplex in Midelton.

irishcine commented about Can you ID this theater? on Oct 3, 2010 at 8:41 am

Picture Reversed – The other side of Paradise?

irishcine commented about Regal Cinema on Sep 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Cinema closed at the end of August 2010.

irishcine commented about Regal Cinema on Aug 16, 2010 at 8:50 am

Cinema is to close this month. Unclear what happens to the building.

irishcine commented about Save the Palm Beach Paramount on Jul 31, 2010 at 8:35 am

Well said, possible to be very wealthy and have no sense of taste, or any regard for the very limited historical heritage of a district.
Whatever excuse might apply in cash strapped rustbelt towns does not apply here. Shame indeed.

irishcine commented about Odeon Stillorgan on May 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Passing today the LED sign said that a new digital projection system was in operation in all cinemas.

irishcine commented about Cine Pathe on May 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

This cinema was apparently still substantially unchanged inside but it was in use by a church group when seen in 2008. At that time the interior was all white, which muted the original decorative elements, and cinema style seats were retained.

irishcine commented about Small cinemas buck the multiplex trend in offshore places in SW Florida on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

The survival of the Marco cinema is amazing, as the location is not particularly convenient for many on the island. A kind of end of the road location, in a mall that, as I watched it from year to year until about my last visit five years ago, gradually lost more and more tenants and only had facilities that were unlikely to draw crowds. And those were the good years in Florida. It is, however, close to several big beachfront hotels and condos, all within walking range, though few in this area walk anywhere (running or jogging, yes but walking no!).

irishcine commented about French slideshow of shuttered NY treasures on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

Thanks for that, would really like to see the Bridgeport cinema. Nice lighting effects give a spooky feel. Some might get a chance to see the exhibition of the photos in Paris, mentioned at the end of slideshow.

irishcine commented about Racine man's basement is home to a Mighty Wurlitzer and movie palace recreation on Apr 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

How amazing, especially as the house looked relatively small in the exterior shots. What a positive attitude he has.

irishcine commented about "The African Queen" finally comes to DVD! on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

Well worth reading is a book by Natasha Fraser-Gordon on Sam Spiegel, sometimes SP Eagle, and his involvement with “The African Queen” as well as many other classics. It helps to explain the distribution complexities as well as being a very entertaining story of a mogul for whom the phrase “larger than life” is a distinct understatement!

irishcine commented about Stella Cinema on Dec 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Remains shut, no signs of any activity either demolition or any preparations for demolition.

irishcine commented about Kino Cinema on Dec 3, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Kino cinema closed on 29 November 2009 due to financial problems.

irishcine commented about Senator Theatre on Oct 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

Happy birthday Senator – Times are hard for you just now but this cinema is far too important to be lost and my best wishes to all working to keep it alive.

irishcine commented about Newsreel theater on Oct 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Even when newsreels came as part of a programme, there was regular moaning by cinema goers about newsreels, – too much foreign coverage, too little foreign coverage, too much sport, not enough for women, too many fashion shows in the newsreel. They also, of necessity, covered fixed date events and often missed the “real” news. As the British Pathe archive is freely available on line, you can see for your self how true that might be. There was also something of a tension between news, more interesting to adults, and cartoons, more interesting to kids in the business plan. Adults and kids more rarely do things together now than in the past and the cinema market is heavily dominated by teens and young adults, likely to be interested in neither genre.

irishcine commented about Remembering the lost theaters of Boise on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Interesting articles, obviously based on some research on early exhibition. The story of the all family cinema orchestra is amusing, and it is also interesting to reflect on the inconvenience of being called “Kaiser” in 1917.

irishcine commented about Grand Rex on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

“ There is an additional attraction called "Les Etoiles du Rex”, looking like a Euro Disney attraction, which takes you on a ‘self conducted’ backstage tour…"

While this tour is somewhat geared to the teenage kicks and thrills market, it is still worth doing.This attraction embraces some history, film clips, mock participation in special effects etc. It does not visit the theatre auditorium at all, but you do have an all too brief view of it, backward from the glass walled lift that rises from behind the stage to the attraction level which sems to be mainly in the ceiling void. There is no view of the stage or proscenium arch. There is also a display of projection equipment in a box type location, – though this is of course now placed at the “wrong” end of the cinema.

irishcine commented about Stella Cinema on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Permission for demolition of the Stella Cinema and for the new apartments has been granted.

irishcine commented about Carlton Cinema on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:25 am

The planning appeal board has made findings critical of the proposed redevelopment of this major site, including rejecting the 13 story block that was one element. They also criticised the local authority, for non respect of their own area development plans.

So more delay, uncertainty and the future of the Carlton, now closed for almost fifteen years, remains unclear. Will a revised development still go ahead, will the Carlton facade move up the street?

irishcine commented about Cinema Le Darcy on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:40 am

Took a while but I found my information eventually, hiding in plain sight.

The Darcy Palace first opened on 6 March 1914, with “Mark Anthony and Cleopatra”, it was designed by the architect Bouchard and it had about 1,100 seats, but they claimed 1,500. During World War II it was a “Soldatenkino”. Additional screens were added from 1976, with the sixth screen added in 1995.

irishcine commented about Theatre Historical Society 2009 Awards announced! on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Well deserved Howard, for a long fight for the Boyd.

irishcine commented about Senator Theatre on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

Baltimore Sun story is at

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