Irish Picture Houses
Ireland has a great cinema tradition, with weird and wonderful picture houses built to accommodate demand throughout the 20th century. Cinema was a rite of passage. I remember going to see my first film - Bambi - with my mother, Star Wars with the Scouts, Jaws with my father and the illicit thrill of underage movie-going with friends. I started this project after I found out one of my favourite cinemas had been demolished to make way for a supermarket, other cinemas I frequented in my youth have been turned into car parks, amusement halls and furniture stores. The intention of this project is to document and create a record of these buildings before they disappear from the built environment.
Chad Alexander • Sophie Butler • Bernie Colton • David Copeland • Gosia Cwiech • Chloe French • Jessica Friars • Richard Hamilton • Sharon Johnston • Amy Kelly • Aimee Kitchen • Olga McGeough • Aidan Pedreschi • Orla Quinn • Rachel Smyth • Dàibhidh Stiùbhard •