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The Documentary

"Ahead Of Its Time" aims to tell the story of Dublin's original IMAX cinema, from Conception to Closure, through the eyes and views of the original staff members, including: Managers, Supervisors, Projectionists and Floor Staff.

A unique workplace where friendships, relationships and even a few marriages were created and lasted since it opened almost 20 years ago!

IMAX was brought to Ireland by the Sheridan Group, who developed and built the Parnell Centre from a wasteland site, to the successful entertainment complex that still stands today. A first of it's kind in Ireland, the IMAX cinema opened in June, 1998, and closed in October, 2000.

"Ahead Of Its Time" gives a unique insight from the staff members into how the cinema was developed, how it ran, and ultimately why they believe it closed.

The Filmmaker

I'm actually a former IMAX staff member, which led me to a decade long career as a Cinema Projectionist and a Filmmaker. This sparked an interest in telling the story of Dublin's original IMAX cinema, the people who worked there, and the unrelenting belief and love they had, and still have, for a cinema that only lasted a short time.

IMAX Dublin

Rob O'Brien

Director / Producer

Owner of Dark Bird Pictures
Event Production - Videography / Sound / Lighting / Photography / DJ

Take a look at what I've done so far...

Check out some Behind The Scenes photos from filming!