This is an idea I’ve had rattling around in my head for a while and that I just haven’t gotten around to. I love movies, that’s a given, but almost as much, I love cinemas. The actual physical rooms we watch them in and in particular those, like dear departed favourite old aunts, that aren’t with us anymore.
I got upset when I saw that the Classic in Harold’s Cross had finally been demolished recently (scene of many a good Rocky Horror night), was there the last day the Adelphi was open (went to see Clueless if you must ask), cursed whoever closed the Carlton (even though Screen 1 there always smelled of wee).
So I very much like the idea of a place that people can post their stories and memories, good and bad, of Irish cinemas. A group blog dedicated to The Adelphi, The Carlton, The Classic, The Stella, The Lighthouse and the hundred other Irish cinemas that have disappeared over the decades as well as all those running today. Everything from individual memories of days there to “reviews” of what they were like, how great or crappy they were and are.
Anyone can sign up, post as often or as little as you like, comment on what you find interesting. I already have it set to go, I just need people to write for it. If there’s sufficient numbers to convince me this isn’t just another one of my pointless flights of fancy (and there have been many!) then I’ll have it up and running in the next week or so.
Want to write for it?
MAIL ME and I’ll sign you up.