Irelands first travelling
cinema, the Cinemobile, takes to the road this year, to visit
smaller venues and communities all over the island. Its a
unique, imaginative venture to bring the pictures to your
doorstep. The Cinemobile is a magnificent, state-of- the- art
machine, which in 45 minutes magically transforms into an air-conditioned
100-seater cinema. This must be seen to be believed.
Already in France, for the last fifteen years, the Cinemobile has
been a part of the rural landscape. Two years ago Scotland began
touring their own machine in the Highlands and Islands. The Irish
initiative is one of the most adventurous of the National
The pilot tour along the Border counties of Ireland took place in
1996, the centenary of cinema. In small towns and villages,
children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens enthusiastically
took to the idea of a regular visit from the Cinemobile.
On that tour, new Irish films were shown and proved to be an eye-opener
to audiences who thrilled at the new talent among Irish
filmmakers. Several of those who participated wrote afterwards
about the experience:
The new Irish Cinemobile will bring international, European and
Irish features, short films, documentaries and animation to your
neighbourhood and re-awaken Irelands passion for this great
form of modern story-telling.
Check out the programme
or the touring schedule and the prices.