Cinema – 2011

/Cinema – 2011
Cinema – 20112017-09-25T09:38:17+01:00

Cinema

This exhibition looks at one hundred years of cinema in Galway from the first venue in 1911 to the proposed development of a new arthouse cinema in 2011.

The people of Galway remember ‘going to the pictures’ and their stories are told through film, photographs, artefacts and a colourful display of cinema posters.  Highlights include John Ford’s Director’s Chair used during the filming of The Quiet Man in 1952 and a Projector lightbox from the old Claddagh Palace cinema (1975-1995).

The art of film-making, the science of projection and the business of running the many cinema venues in Galway relied on people from all walks of life.  As part of the People’s History of Galway Project this cinema exhibition explores the role played by cinema in Galway’s social life.

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Cinema

This exhibition looks at one hundred years of cinema in Galway from the first venue in 1911 to the proposed development of a new arthouse cinema in 2011.

The people of Galway remember ‘going to the pictures’ and their stories are told through film, photographs, artefacts and a colourful display of cinema posters.  Highlights include John Ford’s Director’s Chair used during the filming of The Quiet Man in 1952 and a Projector lightbox from the old Claddagh Palace cinema (1975-1995).

The art of film-making, the science of projection and the business of running the many cinema venues in Galway relied on people from all walks of life.  As part of the People’s History of Galway Project this cinema exhibition explores the role played by cinema in Galway’s social life.


ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)

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