Irish Cinema Audiences

The Irish Cinema Audiences project examines the history of cinema-going in 1950s Ireland by gathering the memories of ordinary cinema-goers from across the country. The aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the cultural and social impact that cinema had on the everyday lives of Irish audiences in the 1950s.

Did you go to the cinema in the 1950s? Whether you were a big fan of ‘going to the pictures’ or just saw the occasional film, we’d love to hear your stories! 

We are currently looking for people from across the country to complete a short questionnaire about their cinema-going memories. If you would like to share your memories of your favourite cinema, films and stars, you can complete the Irish Cinema Audiences questionnaire.

If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact us by email or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to a wonderful interviewee who shared this rare photo of the Roxy cinema in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The Roxy opened in 1953 and closed in 1967 when it was taken over by Quality Frozen Foods (QFF) #leitrim #cinemaheritage

Great photo of kids outside the Lyric cinema in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Hoping to hear more about this and other local cinemas during a visit to Carrick-on-Shannon and Drumshanbo today for more video-interviews [Photo credit: Ballinamore Old Photographs Facebook Page]

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