May Teatime Talk: 'Dublin’s Dancehalls & Cinemas'Teatime Talks
Published 23 April 2021
Image: The Adelphi Cinema, Abbey Street, by William Mooney. Courtesy of Dublin City Library And Archive
We are delighted to welcome Gillian Ryan, one of our wonderful tour guides, to share the history of the Dublin cinemas and dancehalls with us.
Read on below for more details, and to book your place for this free online talk.
TEATIME TALK: Dublin’s Dancehalls & Cinemas
When: wednesday 5 May at 7pm
Where: Online via Zoom
From the Crystal Ballroom to the Volta Cinema, Dublin’s dancehalls and cinemas were popular with many residents of Dublin’s tenements in the 20th century, including 14 Henrietta Street.
Through the Your Tenement Memories oral history project, we have heard from many people who fondly remember the cinemas and dancehalls of Dublin. They were places of escapism, of hopes and dreams, love and romance. Movies transported children to the plains of the Wild West, and dance halls were filled with heady expectations.
Let Gillian Ryan, our wonderful tour guide here at 14 Henrietta Street, take you down memory lane, revisiting these much-loved and pivotal places of Dublin’s social, historical and cultural scene.
Part of Bealtaine Festival 2021. Bealtaine is the national arts festival celebrating creativity as we age. Join over 120,000 people all over Ireland, taking part in events involving music, art, dance, cinema, writing, theatre, heritage and more. Find out more here.
Gillian Ryan is a Dublinia-trained tour guide for Dublin City Council Culture Company at 14 Henrietta Street and at Richmond Barracks.
Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history, people and surroundings of 14 Henrietta Street. Do you have a memory of Dublin’s tenements or know someone who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear from you.Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history, people and surroundings of 14 Henrietta Street. Do you have a memory of Dublin’s tenements or know someone who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear from you.