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The cultural and economic trends of

Cinema in Ireland and Wales

Acknowledgements
This audit of cinemas in Ireland and Wales was commissioned by Sgrîn Cymru Wales and the Arts Council. The study was financially supported by the Ireland/Wales Interreg IIIA Community Initiative Programme: ERDF 2000–2006. Throughout the study we have been fortunate to benefit from the knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment of Rhian Iolo (Exhibition Manager, Sgrîn) and Siobhan Bourke (Film Adviser, Arts Council). Additional invaluable assistance was provided by Stephanie O’Callaghan, Michelle Hoctor, Antoinette O’Neill, and the staff at both Sgrîn and the Arts Council of Ireland. This study would not have been possible without the generous contribution
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J Ron Inglis MA MBA Tel: +44 1334 477259 Fax: +44 1334 477259 Email: jri@mayfieldarts.co.uk Sue Todd BA
Tel: +44 161 860 7712 Fax: +44 161 718 5196 Email: suetodd@arts-media.co.uk

The cultural and economic trends in Cinema in Ireland & Wales

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Contents
Preface Executive Summary English Irish 1 Introduction 1.1 Aims of the study 1.2 Methodology 1.3 Cinema visits 1.4 Key trends 1.5 Structure of the report 2 Context 2.1 Current situation 2.2 Cinema provision overview 2.3 National overview 2.4 The past decade 2.5 Sector structure 2.6 Ownership 2.7 Circuit operators 2.8 Public funding 3 Location 3.1 Geographical distribution 3.2 Town type 3.3 Cinema location 3.4 Catchment population 3.5 Town size 4 6-11 12-17 18 18 18 19 21 23 24 24 24 26 26 26 29 30 30 32 32 32 33 34 34 3.6 3.7 3.8 Transport issues Irish National Spatial Strategy Welsh Spatial Strategy 36 37 37 40 40 41 43 43 44 45 47 47 48 49 51 52 52 53 54 55 56 58 58 60

4 Site and building 4.1 Building history 4.2 Facilities 4.3 Disability access 4.4 Architectural quality 4.5 Building condition 4.6 Technical matters 5 Operation 5.1 Staffing 5.2 Marketing 5.3 Ticket pricing 5.4 Annual admissions 6 Programme 6.1 Programme style 6.2 Extending the programme 6.3 Mobile cinemas 6.4 Film Societies 6.5 Film Festivals 6.6 Irish and Welsh Programming 6.7 Education & programme enhancement 6.8 Cultural

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