As you're no doubt painfully aware like us, cinemas in Ireland have been closed now for quite some time, only reopening briefly during the winter months.
To say it's been a slog to get through January without the usual glut of Oscar movies and cheap-but-thrilling horrors is an understatement. Still, we've all just got to hold on for when cinemas will be reopened, right?
In the meantime, people have been sharing images of their first cinemas around Ireland, and some of the responses and movies watched are hitting everyone right in the nostalgia. Many rural cinemas, sadly, have declined in recent years, while others have been repurposed and a lucky few have even some renovations.
Ah The Classic, Terenure - first memory is Mrs Doubtfire but I’m told I was brought to Home Alone there too. Also where I saw Titanic and it had an interval!! #MyFirstCinema https://t.co/N50gvLvjG0 pic.twitter.com/1YzaPC2hZG
— Aisling O'Brien (@mashob) January 31, 2021
— Garret Daly (@garretdaly) January 31, 2021
— Niall Murphy (@NiallXMurphy) January 31, 2021
— John Morton (@mohnjorton) January 31, 2021
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) January 31, 2021
Sadly long defunct now, the earliest memory I have of going to the Oscar Cinema, Newbridge to see Lightening Jack with my dad and my sister. Also spent many a teenage weekend drinking in the back row watching jackass, the matrix and the like #MyFirstCinema pic.twitter.com/MDmHmsfu6g
— Meagan Hyland (@meaganhyland) January 31, 2021
— Andrew (@AGRMoore) January 31, 2021
— David Keeling (@davidpkeeling) January 31, 2021
#MyFirstCinema ET at Savoy Dublin, next vivid memories are Moonwalker at a cinema in Drogheda, and Mam bringing Mel & I to Batman (1989) in Fairview Grand - we bought sherbet lemons in the corner shop - and I've brought sherbet lemons to every Batman film since! https://t.co/qlCBPpgF0X pic.twitter.com/DUksKrhFyv
— Caroline (@Cazlou1980) January 31, 2021