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Sad news for Galway’s Cinemobile as it is set to close

We are sad to say goodbye to Galway’s Cinemobile. It has been a fantastic cinema resource for Galway and has bought films all around Ireland in a unique way for the past sixteen years.

“It is with profound regret that the Board of Cinemobile, Ireland’s only mobile cinema, announces that the company will cease trading on 15th July 2016. In a statement issued to IFTN, the Board announced that despite the best efforts of the Directors and staff, and significant success in boosting commercial revenue, it has been impossible to make up the deficit caused in recent years by the gradual erosion of Cinemobile’s core public funding. The company can therefore no longer continue in business.

The Board acknowledges with thanks the consistent support by the Irish Film Board of Cinemobile right up to the present day.

Cinemobile has played a unique and important role in the film sector in Ireland since its establishment as a Millennium project in 2000. Cinemobile has brought the mobile cinema experience to community projects, festivals and school children throughout the island of Ireland for sixteen years. It is with great sadness and sincere thanks to their our extraordinary staff that the Board has taken this decision.”

A huge thank you to the Cinemobile team for all their great work over the years.

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