Matilda and Oliver Wren at the ODEON Newbridge, county Kildare
Ian Collins writes:
On Monday, ALL eleven ODEON cinemas nationwide (Dublin, Waterford, Cavan, Limerick, Laois & Kildare) will welcome guests back to enjoy films in the best possible way – on the big screen.
The wellbeing of ODEON guests and those that work in ODEON is a top priority and all the sites will be fully Covid compliant with strict social distancing protocols in place including Limiting the number of seats for sale for each film (max 50 seats) and staggering show times to reduce queues.
The Aurora Theatre in East Aurora, New York.
(Photo: Hannah Buehler/ WKBW-TV)
The Drumcondra Grand Cinema – known as ‘The Drummer’- was the first cinema in Ireland to be specifically designed for sound films.
Now a Tesco Metro.
Thanks Mick O’Farrell
Yesterday we gave YOU the opportunity to win one of three adult passes to any Odeon cinema nationwide, in celebration of cinema giant’s 4-for-3 Awards Season offer.
All you had to do was fill in the following sentence.
“…And the award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to_____________________________________[name of movie, actor/actress, etc]’
*tears open envelope*
Liam Deliverance: “The award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to My Fair Lady which robbed Dr. Strangelove (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) for the best picture Oscar in 1965. The former was directed by George Cukor and was the tale of “Eliza Doolittle”, played by Audrey Hepburn, an over long yarn (almost 3 hours) about a cockney flower seller who was taught to talk proper like in a rags to riches borefest. Dr Strangelove, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was a satirical look at nuclear conflict between the US and Russia during the cold war era. It is a film that is very funny despite the seriousness of the subject matter, it lives long in the memory and is a classic that should be watched by all.”
Clampers Outside: “The award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to Forrest Gump’s 1994 ‘Best Picture’ win…. beating both Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption…. a travesty, in fairness…. but life’s like that, like a box of chocolates.”
Ben: “The award for the least deserving Academy Award goes to…Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (2009). I’ve nothing against the film. It’s the kind of movie you would happily sit through on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but it – or its cast – are about as deserving of an Oscar as Coronation Street.”
Yesterday: The Envelope, Please