Last week’s cinema admissions were the best of 2021. The numbers matched the same week of October in 2019, pre-Covid.

Attendances were a whopping 145% bigger than an average week in 2019. That year, Ireland had the highest number of cinema attendees in Europe.

Cinemas reopened on the 7th of June this year at limited capacity. Following government advice, full capacity, in co-operation with guidelines, was allowed from the 22nd of October.

The full reopening coincided with the release of 'No Time to Die' and 'Dune', two of the biggest films of the year so far.

Alongside the two above, the top movies last week in Ireland were: 'The Addams Family 2', 'Venom: Let There be Carnage' and 'The Boss Baby 2'.

The figures come as fantastic news for cinemas within the country. Hopefully, numbers remain high for screenings for the rest of the year, and beyond.