Element Pictures are delighted to announce Pálás will open to the public this Friday, 23rd February. The much-anticipated cinema will bring an eclectic mix of the best new Irish and international films along with classics, foreign language, animated films, shorts, documentaries, special events & festivals to a great local cinema-going audience in Galway.
All the films that will screen over the opening weekend are hotly tipped for Oscar wins including LADYBIRD starring Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER and I, TONYA with Margot Robbie.
Speaking in advance of the opening, Element Pictures Director Andrew Lowe commented,
“We are so thrilled to finally open the doors to Pálás this weekend. It has been a long road and we would not be at this point without the patience and support of all the funders led by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Galway City Council.
Ed and I would like to acknowledge the passion, commitment and collaboration of Lelia Doolan and her colleagues in Solas who initiated this project and brought us in to operate and complete the construction phase. As with our sister cinema the Light House in Dublin, we fully believe Pálás will now be at the heart of the cultural life in the city and we look forward to getting to know our Galway audience and ensuring that a visit to Pálás is a unique experience.”
Tickets will be available to buy from today at 18.00 on www.palas.ie