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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.

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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.


MUSEUM OPENING TIMES
Galway City Museum will reopen Tuesday 18 May at 10a.m.

Visitors will have access to both the ground floor and first floor galleries.  The second floor will remain closed until the new Sea Science exhibition works have been completed.  Admission remains FREE but TICKETS will be an essential requirement. By clicking BOOK TICKET on this page, visitors can choose from one of four daily time slots, 10am; 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets will need to be presented as a printout OR on your mobile phone at the main entrance.  Visitors are asked to review the museum’s reopening guidelines when making their booking.

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