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National Cinema Day To Take Place On 3 September

By Dave Simpson
National Cinema Day To Take Place On 3 September

National Cinema Day will take place on Saturday 3 September.


According to a statement published on, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD welcomed the announcement of National Cinema Day, tickets for which can be bought via participating cinemas' websites and box offices.

Statement By Minister Martin

The statement published on quoted Martin as saying, "Irish cinemas provide a diverse cultural offering to a wide-ranging demographic of audiences. I welcome the announcement of National Cinema Day which gives an opportunity to experience the big screen this coming Saturday with €4 tickets for all shows, all day.

"My department provided funding to 15 cinemas recently under the Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme which provided funding for capital projects and works that responded to the challenges associated with COVID-19 and that supported the recovery of the creative, cultural, entertainment and events sector.

"It has been a tough two years for many people but the pandemic really demonstrated the importance of social outlets for our collective wellbeing. The local cinema is a valuable social and educational service to communities across Ireland and offers the opportunity to audiences and potential filmmakers to foster a passion for film and storytelling on screen. Ireland has one of the highest rates of cinema-attendance per capita in Europe and I want to sincerely thank all of our cinema operators and cinema workers for their hard work and dedication over the past two years."

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