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.

While #SaoirseRonan has brought #LittleWomen's Jo March to life for a new generation of cinema-goers, for audiences of the 1950s, #JuneAllyson's performance in the 1949 version of the film brings back memories of a 'tough and comic' character (Female, Dublin b. 1940)

@RobCross247 Very rare photos #Dublin's Capitol Theatre off O'Connell St. now entrance @ArnottsDublin Carpark. Opened 10 Aug '20.Last stage show was 29 October '53,continued as cinema until '72. Photos taken Nov '72 as building being demolished. Beautiful Mural above stage lost!

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