Packed House For Launch of Youghal Cine Club

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‘Yew Wood Venues’ – Youghal’s Premier Venues launched the newly formed ‘Youghal Cine Club’, in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on Thursday 28th June 2012 at 7.30 pm with a screening of Oscar winning film, ‘The Artist’ to a packed house.  The establishment of Youghal Cine Club was funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council and will form part of ‘Access Cine Club’ which is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema in Ireland.

Cllr. Tara O'Connell, Cllr. Michelle Hennessy, Mayor of Youghal and Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy (Further Info: Clodagh: 083 360 6507)

Cllr. Tara O’Connell, Cllr. Michelle Hennessy, Mayor of Youghal and Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy 

Officially launching the club, Mayor of Youghal, Cllr Michelle Hennessy, welcomed the initiative which continues a long tradition of interest in cinema in Youghal, and which truly brought a traditional cinematic feel to the unique venue.  “Youghal is synonymous with the making of the internationally successful film Moby Dick, making the Youghal Cine Club a fitting initiative within the local community.” Said the Mayor.  Special guest on the night was Michael Roche, who worked for 74 years in the Regal Cinema which finally closed its doors in August of 2010.  Adding to the overall experience on the night was the newly purchased High Definition data projection dvd system and screen, also supported by Cork County Council.

Aileen Murray and Clodagh Mahon, founding members of Youghal Cine Club, at the launch of the club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Aileen Murray and Clodagh Mahon, founding members of Youghal Cine Club, at the launch of the club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Events Manager for ‘Yew Wood Venues’, Clodagh Mahon spoke at the launch about how the club would be rolled out: “In a nutshell, this cine-club, and the choice of films screened will be driven by its members, which is what makes cine-clubs so special.  It is our intention to ideally run films every fortnight.  We hope to make this an all-inclusive club, for members of all ages, possibly also running a Saturday morning screening for kids, and to also come up with a series of films to suit and appeal to our teenagers.

It is intended that after each screening the members would intend to have a group discussion on the film shown on the night, and agree on a series of films for the season ahead.  Clodagh went on to explain what fees would be incurred: “Membership to the club will be free, with entrance to the films at €5 each.  As we become more established, we will look at running ‘themed nights’ – eg: ‘Italian movie night’ with pizza and chianti!, said Clodagh.

Membership is limited and is through registration only.   To become a member, contact Yew Wood Venues, Enterprise Youghal on: 024-81823, email themallartscentre@gmail.com  or log onto the facebook page www.facebook.com/youghalcineclub.

89 year old Michael Roche, Youghal, who worked in the Regal Cinema for over 74 years, checking out the poster for the film "The Artist" at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

89 year old Michael Roche, Youghal, who worked in the Regal Cinema for over 74 years, checking out the poster for the film “The Artist” at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Fiona O'Reilly, Soprano, with Christina O'Flynn, Mezzo Soprano, both members of Voce di Donna, Cork, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Fiona O’Reilly, Soprano, with Christina O’Flynn, Mezzo Soprano, both members of Voce di Donna, Cork, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Orla Riordan, Ballymacoda, and Sam Garrey, Kinsalebeg, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Orla Riordan, Ballymacoda, and Sam Garrey, Kinsalebeg, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Ger Thompson and Eileen McCarthy Thompson, Tallow, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

Ger Thompson and Eileen McCarthy Thompson, Tallow, at the launch of Youghal Cine Club in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Picture: John Hennessy

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Contact: Clodagh Mahon – Events Manager

E: themallartscentre@gmail.com

T: 024-81823 M: 083-3606507

W: www.themallartscentre.com

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