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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:03 am

Great idea Sputnik. There must be interesting stories out there.

It was considered a very "posh job" to work in the Pav. I remember a friend of my mothers (long since passed) who was just the most glamorous person and people spoke of her in hushed tones "She has a job in the Pav, you know". The uniform was gorgeous.
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:35 pm

Brilliant Sputnik. Thanks for that. ;)
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Sinead » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:15 pm

Strum:

I sent that lady an email suggesting she look up the Borough Historical articles on the Pav.

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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:39 pm

From what I gather Sinead is that she has exhausted those angles and is most interested now in personal stories from people. ;)
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Sinead » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:28 pm

Strum:

Those who compiled the articles for The Historical Soc will have the contact details of
the people they interviewed.

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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:08 pm

Sinead wrote:Strum:

Those who compiled the articles for The Historical Soc will have the contact details of
the people they interviewed.

Sinéad



Ah excellent Sinead, apologies I thought you meant the history of it rather than personal stories. Are you going down yourself for a bit of lunch? Be immortalised on the walls of the theatre? :D
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby spudseamus » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:34 am

There is one person who would have old pics of the 70' s onwards and that is Joe Jackson but he can be very guarded with the release of them . He runs a forum all about Glasthule
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:33 am

The Pav was,in my mind,a Class place from the photos on the walls to the smart uniforms and of course the people who worked there. I remember well Sam Kelly,one of the ushers,he had an amazing memory. He'd know everyone who got their entrance ticket checked and who didn't. One of the many scams that we got up to as kids was bunking into the cinemas. One would pay in and the other would open the emergency doors at the side when the first film ("B movie) was over. Usually at that stage people would go out to the toilets and when they returned to their seats those of us who had slipped in through the side door would mingle in the hope we would not be noticed. Although you might get by Sam at the door just when you thought you got away with it and were sitting in a seat Sam would shine his torch on you and usher you out. How he knew who bunked in and who didn't I'll never know.

Another fine person who worked there was Mr. Ring (Mick) he looked after the gardens and the Putting Green and many a good hour we spent playing and also watching the men playing in the competition that was held every Sunday morning in the Summer. Mr Ring was a lovely friendly man,he lived on Convent Road and we knew him as Mick. Now in those days most men would expect you to call them Mister but we always felt Mick was one of us and didn't need a title. More than the other cinemas" The Pav" always had a special affinity with us locals,a great spot.
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:41 pm

spudseamus wrote:There is one person who would have old pics of the 70' s onwards and that is Joe Jackson but he can be very guarded with the release of them . He runs a forum all about Glasthule



I wouldn't go near him Spud, he'd be looking for royalties or something knowing him. Hi Joe. :D
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby k8heffernan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:54 pm

This is great stuff everyone.Thanks so much.

So what I have is an official history written from my research. And dotted through this will be these kinds of memories (I have many already collected). But what I'd really like to do is share these stories alongside a current picture of people in the Pav as it now is. To show how it's changed. Not really a before and after – an after with a sense of the before if that makes sense!

Is there anyone who might be up for this next week? A chat, a photo, tea, coffee, sandwiches!

If so, I'd like to work out a time that might suit the most people. What do you think?
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:18 pm

Sounds great Kate, I'll come along anyway, although I don't know if my input would be any good. ;)
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Rocker » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:32 pm

Don't be modest Strum. You are the main mover and shaker.

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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby k8heffernan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:50 pm

While I have you....

... anyone know of any big music names played at Pav over the years? U2 or the like?! ... or anyone that comes to mind.
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:41 pm

k8heffernan wrote:While I have you....

... anyone know of any big music names played at Pav over the years? U2 or the like?! ... or anyone that comes to mind.



I saw Paul Goldin the Hypnotist there, very funny, date escapes me, late 80's? Anybody else at that?

I was a gig in 1980/81. M.C. for the night was Dermot Morgan, (Father Ted) some local bands played and apart from that I can't remember what it was for or who played haha, but I'll find out. ;)
There was a bunch of local Punks in the front rows and Dermot got well pi$$ed off at their shenanigans and said to the audience in a break, looking at the Punks, "Y'know folks life is like a Rose. It's beautiful, but it's full of little pricks" The place was rolling around laughing. :lol:
And it shut them up.
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Sinead » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:13 pm

The Dubliners played the Pav in the 1970's can't remember the exact date but Ireland played Wales in Landsowne Road that day. Steeleye Span played there. Kathy Nugent sang with a group in a show called John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert, she gave a fantastic rendition of Penny Lane.
As a kid I earned my pocket money by booking Sunday night Tickets for people. Will try to get down on Monday.

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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:05 am

Sinead wrote:show called John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert,


Ah yes I saw that Sinead. Is that what I talking about below with Dermot Morgan? My memory is mush. :D
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby k8heffernan » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:51 am

Brilliant. Thanks everyone was this.

Will we try and set a time for next week? Would lunchtime on Tuesday suit?
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby k8heffernan » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:18 am

Hi everyone
I'm not in Pavilion today, so setting a time for tomorrow:
Tuesday 27 June, 1pm, Pav
Does this suit anyone? If you're coming along, can you let me know?
I need numbers for sandwiches :-)
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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Sinead » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:49 am

Sorry Kate, have a lunch date elsewhere in Dun Laoghaire to-morrow. The best of luck
with the project.

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Re: CINEMAS IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:13 pm

I have a hospital appointment 11:30 so I may be out by then. ;)
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