The Lighthouse Cinema, atone time Dublin's only arthouse which fell foul of the celtic tiger's appetitefor urban redvelopment, is to be re-established as a four-screen, 600-seat sitelate next year.
Founder Neil Connolly,together with Maretta Dillon (Access Cinema), David Collins (Samson Films) andDavid Kavanagh (formerly of the European Script Fund) have secured a mix ofpublic and private support to fund the cinema fit-out in a new development inSmithfield, one of the capital's re-development hubs.
The Department of Arts,Sport & Tourism is backing the project with $1.3m (Euros 1m) from theACCESS capital fund for the arts, and the Arts Council and the Irish Film Boardare togther contributing $991,380 (Euros 750,000) from their joint CulturalCinema scheme.
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