National Lottery funding has helped redevelop a 320-seat cinema at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Meath. Improvements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art, 10-meter retractable cinema screen.
The actual summer solstice, known as the 'longest day of the year', took place on Wednesday 21st of June. As the days grow shorter again, cinema nights in the new space are sure to be welcomed by the community!
Belinda Quirke, Artistic Director of Solstice said: “Solstice is a creative hub for professional artists from all around Ireland, with a commitment to connecting audiences to artists and encouraging them to engage with a wide spectrum of art forms. Part of this commitment is providing access to art house, limited release and world cinema screenings. Our new cinema upgrade has allowed us to improve the quality of our cinema offering, increase the number of screenings each season and has seen a significant increase in audience numbers since the development.”
Solstice Arts Centre supports the work of artists by providing an environment where they can develop and explore their practice in exciting ways. It acts as a place that brings together artists, from music, theatre, visual arts and dance specialties, and audiences through a variety of shows, exhibitions, and performances.
Funding from the National Lottery, through its Good Causes Fund, enabled the Solstice Arts Centre to redevelop the 320 seat cinema, which has significantly improved the quality of cinema nights at an important facility for the wider Meath community. Funding was granted through the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.
For more information or to see what is on in Solstice Arts Centre visit www.solsticeartscentre.ie