See You at the Pictures!

syatp_poster012013,  75′. Directed by Jeremiah Cullinane

A Planet Korda Pictures production for RTÉ and BAI with development support from Bord Scannán na hEireann / Irish Film Board. First broadcast on RTÉ on April 1, 2013.

See You at the Pictures! is an on-going heritage project aiming to map out all existing and defunct cinemas in Ireland as well as to serve as a repository for cinema-going stories. Please visit the website here.

See You at the Pictures! is about movie-going in Ireland, throughout the decades. Exploiting a treasure chest of hitherto undocumented or privately documented stories and adventures that have been stored inside heads or scribbled in yellowing notebooks and diaries across the country, the film examines specific periods of Irish history as related, through the prism of cinema, by ordinary and less ordinary people who lived and are living through them. Their testimony guides us through the years, providing insight, historical knowledge, funny anecdotes, local colour, and other comic or perhaps even tragic stories. Out of this emerges a truly nationally-shared experience of cinema-going as important to our common heritage as any of the other components of our culture.

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Sample letter from a 1930s Dublin cinema-goer.


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