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.


MUSEUM OPENING TIMES

Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting galwaycitymuseum.ie and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact museum@galwaycity.ie or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
 
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