Carrick’s award winning Cineplex does it again!

2009 Flood victim Carrick Cineplex has come out on top by being awarded the Best Independent Irish Cinema this year.

2009 Flood victim Carrick Cineplex has come out on top by being awarded the Best Independent Irish Cinema this year.

2009 Flood victim Carrick Cineplex has come out on top by being awarded the Best Independent Irish Cinema this year.

In an unprecedented move, RAAM Management, an International Cinema consultancy firm, based in Glasgow, engaged at the forefront of the Cinema industry development worldwide, has selected Carrick cinema for the second time as the recipient of the prestigious Best Independent Irish Cinema Award.

Carrick Cineplex, the very popular four-screen venue in Carrick-on-Shannon, has been chosen by an independent jury for the second time in four years, a feat never before achieved by any cinema since the inception of the Awards. The Cineplex, with just over 400 seats is undoubtedly the smallest Cinema in either the UK or Ireland to have received such a prestigious “Oscar” and the achievement of this award, after suffering major flood damage in 2009, is a credit to the vision, ambition and tenacity of local directors Liam Farrell and Sean Kielty.

See this week’s issue for the full story.