Great Cinema Deserves Great Audiences


Dunamaise Arts Centre is sharing a specially commissioned short film on behalf of access>CINEMA to launch a new GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES campaign. We work year round with access>CINEMA to specially curate the unique cinema offering available to all local audiences via our big screen.

In this short film, ordinary people from all over Ireland discuss their love of cinema and what the unique experience means to them. The film showcases access>CINEMA’s vital work in supporting film clubs, community cinemas and arts centres to bring cinema from every corner of the world to audiences across Ireland to enjoy and experience in their own communities.

Dunamaise Arts Centre is a proud member of access>CINEMA’s network. Through our work with access>CINEMA, we have been able to make a considerable contribution to the life of film lovers in Laois through the screening of films, both Irish and international, that are not usually seen on commercial cinema screens.  We know how important these screenings are for our audiences, and can’t wait to be able to welcome people back safely to cinema very soon.

In the meantime, please share access>CINEMA’s film across your own social media platforms and also share your own experiences of cinema-going through the hashtag #GreatCinema.

The campaign also asks people to visit, where they have the opportunity to make a donation, which will help access>CINEMA continue this work and advance its goal of sharing the gift of cinema across Ireland.





The GREAT CINEMA DESERVES GREAT AUDIENCES film was directed by Dublin-based film-maker Gar O’Rourke, whose acclaimed debut short documentary Kachalka (2019) was selected to compete in film festivals around the world.

access>CINEMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
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Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

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The Arts Council Laois County Council

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