Curtains Pulled at Roscommon Cinema

cinemaFlix cinema in Roscommon have closed their doors and posted a sign up saying “Regretfully, Flix Cinema and Leisure is closed until further notice”.

Unfortunately it is a sign of the times as not only are people strapped of cash but they are unwilling to pay to go see a movie that they can download at home for free.

Let’s face it, the cinema is a rip off, €6-€8 for a ticket then another tenner for popcorn and a drink and that is before the sneaky pint afterwards.

Every year I say I will go to the cinema more but alas it never happens, still though when I do I love it. Microwave popcorn while watching a bad quality movie on a small laptop screen just does not live up to the magic of the movies. The cinema is an experience and nothing matches up to a theater full of people laughing, crying or screaming in unison at the scene unfolding on the big screen.

Flix cinema is part of a larger leisure development which holds five cinema screens, a leisure zone and a children’s play area. The centre employs 50 people so it is sad to see it closed.

Whether the close is permanent or temporary remains to be seen. A facility like that in Roscommon is great to have and not one that many counties have at their disposal so we hope it is a temporary thing.

Do you go to the cinema much or prefer to download?

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  • laura January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

    that’s awful it was a great cinema and a great complex.. very sad that its gone, it was the only descent place in the region!

  • Rachel Masterson January 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    It is an awful shame considering there is very little of the sort around. Fingers crossed it reopens


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