Posted by Murrisk on September 22, 2001 at 03:54:37:
On September 28, 1940,the Mayo News reported the opening of the new Lyric Theatre in Swinford - reportedly the first cinema to be opened in east Mayo. The building was described as being of "imposing dimensions and artistic design and everything within its walls from the expensive sound apparatus to the lowest priced seat is of the best". The promoters were determined that nothing but first-class programmes would be produced at all times.
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