Tuesday 17 September 2019

'Brooklyn' premiere in Enniscorthy not likely, meeting told

Saoirse Ronan in Enniscorthy during 'Brooklyn' filming.
Saoirse Ronan in Enniscorthy during 'Brooklyn' filming.

The film 'Brooklyn', which was partly filmed in Enniscorthy, should be premiered in the town on its Irish release date of November 7, according to Cllr James Browne.

Cllr Browne made this suggestion at the Enniscorthy District Municipal Council meeting as the town is the birthplace of Colm Tóibín, the author of the book on which the film is based.

However, District Manager Padraig O'Gorman explained that the possibility of premiering the film is unlikely due to the cost of purchasing digital equipment required to air a new release. He was uncertain whether such equipment is available for rent. He also said that he was unsure if they would be granted the rights to show the film in the town without a cinema.

Cllr John O' Rourke suggested the possibility of reopening the Enniscorthy cinema for a special screening. He said that the screens are likely to still be fit for use. Mr. O' Gorman said that he will make an inquiry regarding this suggestion.

According to Mr. O' Gorman, they are currently in the process of purchasing a screen and projector so that older films can be screened in the town as part of the arts club. The first film to be shown will be Grease, which will be screened outdoors in August as part of Enniscorthy's sixth Rock 'n' Roll Festival, taking place from July 31 until August 3.

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