PICTUREDROME CINEMA BELFAST

McBride Neill – a local architect. Early Beginnings The first ever film screening in Belfast took place in The Empire Palace of Varieties, , which used to stand next to where the Kitchen bar stood – until recently. However, at this early stage cinema was presented as a scientific curiosity. Michael Open – author of Fading Lights Silver Screens – remarked in his book that the Curzon “seems to have been constructed from the essence of cinema. Find out more about page archiving. Many cinemas however struggled to make the transition to accommodate the presentation of ‘talkies’ in the thirties as it was expensive and many believed it was just a phase and would never ‘catch on. The first cinema screenings occurred in different places throughout the world – the most notable however were those of the Lumiere Brother’s in Paris

Cinemas during the war did an incredible job of boosting the morale of the public. Use the form below to post comments on this article. Home Explore the BBC. Newsreels kept the audiences informed on what was happening on the front line. The growth of cinemas throughout Belfast serves to reflect the growth and popularity of film in general throughout this time. Add a new article contribute your article to the site. Find out more about page archiving. The Lumiere Brothers film “The Arrival of a Train” created such a stir when it was first screened to bewildered audiences – who fled the cinema thinking the train would plunge at them from the screen.

The Picturedrome Cinema, Mountpottinger, Rd, Belfast 1935, Co. Antrim IL-01234

In there were over twenty cinemas still operative in Belfast. Home Explore the BBC.

Films of an uplifting inclination were extremely popular during the forties. Add a new article contribute your article to the site.

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Belfast’s cinematic history, with a special look back on the Curzon Cinema. This page has been archived and is no longer updated.

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The cinema boom of was greatly influenced by two men in particular – Michael Curran – a cinema proprietor – and J. Early Beginnings The first ever film screening in Belfast took place in The Empire Palace of Varieties,which used to stand next to where the Kitchen bar stood – until recently. Many cinemas however struggled to make the transition to accommodate the presentation of ‘talkies’ in the thirties as it was expensive and many believed it was just a phase and would never ‘catch on.

Find out more about page archiving. Michael Open – author of Fading Lights Silver Screens – remarked in his book that the Curzon “seems to have been constructed from the essence of cinema.

Picturedrome in Belfast, GB – Cinema Treasures

The growth of cinemas throughout Belfast serves to reflect the growth and popularity of film in general throughout this time. The Curzon was among those that suffered at the hands of terrorists – on 23rd September, – it and The New Vic and ABC formerly the Ritz were hit by fire bomb attacks.

Film was now entering the era of Chaplin and was more popular and in demand than ever before. A history of Cinema in Belfast Belfast’s cinematic history, with a special look eblfast on the Curzon Cinema.

The first ‘talkie’ was The Jazz Singer and was incredibly popular.

Ex Projectionist Billy Blaney looks back at two of Belfast’s cinematic institutions:. Use the form below to post comments on this article.

Together they were responsible for creating some of Belfast’s most renowned picture houses. This ‘scientific curiosity’ became very popular very quickly and the spread of cinemas throughout Belfast was rapid. By the seventies, the political unrest and ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland began to kill off those cinemas that hadn’t been slaughtered already by television. The Talkies In cinema experienced a revelation that would change it forever – sound.

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Audiences are a little more sophisticated now and the only notion they have of images leaving the screen is when they are watching a film in 3D.

The Lumiere Brothers film “The Arrival of a Train” created such a stir when it was first screened to bewildered audiences – who fled the cinema thinking the train would plunge at them from the screen. By there were only five still operative due to the harsh decline in cinema-going due to television, political unrest and competition from multi-screened complexes.

The first cinema screenings occurred in different places throughout the world – the most notable however were those of the Lumiere Brother’s in Paris However, at this early stage cinema was presented as a scientific curiosity.

Newsreels kept the audiences informed on what was happening on the front line. The latter two were destroyed however the Curzon managed to have a grand re-opening later that year with the screening of Star Wars.

Cinemas during the war did an incredible job of boosting the morale of the public. McBride Neill – a local architect.

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