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My late father (b.1923) used to talk about a cinema (I’m pretty certain in Camden Street, now an amusement arcade) where at one time you could gain admission in exchange for empty glass jars. That may well have been in … Continue reading
I had to be carried out of the cinema, even before the film began. The film was Bambi but I didn’t like the bit when they turned out the lights!
My grandfather, William Cant, late of Inchicore House Dublin, was the owner, with others of several cinemas in Dublin, Dundalk and Cork.
I constantly go to the cinema, I’d say I would go maybe every week or everyone second week. It’s something me and my boyfriend of 4 years do together it’s kind of a ritual.
The first film I went to see was ‘The Muppet’s Christmas Carol’, but I was so young I hardly remember anything about it, I’ve a few other ones, though, that might be useful.
The country town where I grew up had two cinemas. One was called the Capital and I don’t recall the name of the other as they were always referred to as ABOVE and BELOW.
I was born in 1938 and lived in the country outside Foynes in Co. Limerick in the days when there was no TV, no phone, no running water, no nothing.
The first cinema I recall in Westport was in the Town Hall. The Town Hall at that time had various rooms with activities such as cards and billiards. It became a sort of gambling den, so the church were put … Continue reading
My parents, who came from the English midlands, were quite keen on the cinema, though not I think in any “arty” sense. They went to be entertained rather than harassed or shocked or even “educated”.