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The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas

Following the first documentary Kemmy (2017) (on the late Limerick Politician Jim Kemmy), comes David Burns’ second factual feature, ‘The Picture House‘. This hour long film documentary tells the story of the glory days of Limerick’s one-screen cinemas until their demise in the late 1980s.

We see how the cinema screen was, and is, the biggest cultural outlet for Limerick people, and look at the various venues that thrived in and around the City Centre. We get the idea of how most theatres mainly screened films but also mounted variety shows, concerts, operas, plays, and talent shows.

The documentary has three main threads:

• The main cinemas, the films, shows and their market. How the venues came and went.

• The people who worked in the cinemas, from manager to page boy. Their struggle for a proper wage.

• The cinema-going public and their stories.The attitudes of the authorities – mainly the Church.

At its height in the sixties, Limerick had seven or eight cinemas of various standards, and the documentary looks at them with regard to their history, and their impact on Limerick’s cultural social and economic life.  We see the slow demise of the city centre cinemas due to neglect, competition from television and VHS, and the rise of the profitable suburban multiplex.

The documentary uses a presenter to tour the main cinemas.  At each venue, we get a potted history of the cinema, together with photographs and adverts from the Leader, background material –reminiscences from the staff who worked there, stories about the behaviour of the clientele, the kind of films that were shown together with film posters and snatches of music, the controversies which arose, and reminiscences from patrons.

The Picture House seeks to give an overarching flavour of the history of Cinema from the first cinema in La Ciotat in 1899, the advent of talking pictures, colour, the evolution of digital cinema and the return of the city centre cinema in the 21stCentury.

Simon was on board as Editor again and screening will take place in April 2019.

See the Teaser Trailer below.

 

 

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Simon Filming ‘Granny’ and the Royal de Luxe for the short doc ‘One Giant Leap’

It has only been 4 years since she took her first steps in Limerick but it is still the most remembered weekend of the City of Culture 2014. It would be great to have the Royal de Luxe team back. Cheers again to Zeb Moore on giving his time back then for this short doc.

 

Limerick Post 4th August 2018

 

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Following the success of the Troy Studios Open Day on Oct 15th last, Limerick.ie in conjunction with Innovate Limerick have launched a new website hub for Film making in Limerick, highlighting areas such as locations, production and crewing for the region.

With information on film permits, tax benefits, accommodation and many other production questions, Film In Limerick will be a vital resource for film makers in the region.

Born out of a commitment to cater for the film industry in Limerick and promote its profile, Film in Limerick is a project developed by Innovate Limerick. Ours is a service specifically geared towards the film, television, moving image art and online video industries, in Limerick and the Mid-West region.

We are dedicated to being your one port of call for a wealth of advice, information, contacts and resources – all designed to make your filmmaking experience here easier, smoother and more streamlined.

We answer the questions, solve the queries and get the information you need – so you don’t have to.

Film in Limerick invites you to add your locations, business or personal profile to our registry. Be seen and be found in the industry. If interested please click the image below.

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So the final of the Film limerick Trilogy; Date:Time, screened on RTE 2 last night and is now available on the RTE Player. This marks the end of the journey for me on these three films as editor. The goals of this project have been achieved and there is much to be proud of by all the cast and crew involved.

The hope now is that the legacy will continue and not be dismissed. If the films encourage more film making in limerick then mission accomplished.

I for one am looking forward to the next batch of films to be produced and hopefully we can expand the talent to meet the demands of Troy Studios and other ventures in the future.

Whats Next?!

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We were delighted to produce a short promotional video for Limerick.ie as part of the Limerick Insider Series on the website.

The promo features Ruby McGuire in her debut acting appearance, as we are treated to the sites and magic of Christmas in Limerick through a child’s eyes.

We would like to thank the following for their efforts and help during the filming:

Brown Thomas Limerick

Savoy Hotel Limerick

Myles Breen of the cast of Cinderella at the University Concert Hall.

Tim Cusack, Damien Shaw and John Finn of Limerick Panto Society’s Beauty and the Beast at the Limetree Theatre.

The Team at The Santa Experience.

Laura Ryan of  Limerick Communications Office

Orla O’Connor of Limerick.ie

and of course to the star, Ruby.

Limerick Insider will be back in the New Year for another series on Limerick.ie

Series three of Limerick Insider has begun on Limerick.ie.
This month we a have a special programme about the Great Southern Trail in County Limerick.

Located between the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbyfeale this beautiful greenway is full of history, scenery and interesting sites for all the family.

Check out the website HERE.

 

Limerick Insider on Limerick.ie is a monthly video service
bringing you lots of great Limerick news and events!

In this episode we take a look at some exciting tourist spots in Limerick
including the natural beauty of Curraghchase Forest Park,
the enchanting and magical Lough Gur and the quirky Frank McCourt Museum.

We also take a look back at the recent Africa Day celebrations when
Limerick enjoyed the sights and sounds of its African communities
with a fun filled weekend of colourful events.

Hi All,

Pleased to announce the return of Limerick Insider for a second series on the website limerick.ie

In this months episode we take a look at the popular tourist attractions available in Limerick City and County, including the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, newly refurbished Limerick City Art Gallery and the Adare Heritage Centre to name but a few.

Watch out for our film crew during the coming months as we cover other venues and great events happening in the region.

Simon.

Hi all

Here is episode 10 of Limerick Insider. Nice feeling that we are now in double digits for this programme. Here’s to the next ten!!!

Watch out for our team filming in around Limerick City and County in the coming months.