I'm from out of town, but am interested in getting a greater understanding of how the cinema industry works here in Dublin. Others have told me that there used to be many more cinemas in Dublin, including the Carlton, the Ambassador, the Cameo, etc. These were apparently closed down. I understand that there are several new mega-plexes in the suburbs.
Compared to Canada, the attendance in the remaining theatres is extraordinary. The only times films sell-out in Canada is for highly-anticipated showings on opening weekends.
Why, then, aren't there more cinemas downtown? Has all the traffic moved out to Liffey Valley and the like? It seems to me that a new movie theatre in the centre of the city would be a license to print money. Thanks. DB.