€4 tickets for National Cinema Day

National Cinema Day taking place across the country

National Cinema Day is taking place across the country (Saturday, September 3) with €4 tickets for all shows, all day.

Speaking earlier this week, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin said that Irish cinemas provide a "diverse cultural offering" to a wide-ranging demographic of audiences.

Her Department has provided funding to 15 cinemas recently under the Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme, which gives funding for capital projects and works that responded to the challenges associated with COVID-19.

"It has been a tough two years for many people but the pandemic really demonstrated the importance of social outlets for our collective wellbeing," she said. "The local cinema is a valuable social and educational service to communities across Ireland and offers the opportunity to audiences and potential filmmakers to foster a passion for film and storytelling on screen. Ireland has one of the highest rates of cinema-attendance per capita in Europe and I want to sincerely thank all of our cinema operators and cinema workers for their hard work and dedication over the past two years”.

Cinema tickets for National Cinema Day can be purchased through the websites of participating cinema’s and their box offices.