Thanks to Laura from DublinLive.ie for the following review of “Ahead Of Its Time”
Review: Ahead Of Its Time gives fascinating look into the history of Dublin’s original IMAX cinema screen
If you visited the screen, this documentary will bring you back to the amazing experience
While we may now know it as Cineworld, the Parnell Street institution was once the home of Dublin’s original stand-alone IMAX Cinema screen from June 1998 to October 2000.
A new documentary by Dublin filmmaker Rob O’Brien, who originally worked as floor staff member in the ill-fated theatre, takes film lovers through the history of the original screen.
Originally known as Sheridan’s IMAX theatre when it opened in 1998, former staff take us through the short but intense life span of the screen.
From a busy start through to its dying days, they share their love for their time there and through the difficulties they faced as employees as footfall began to dwindle, and expenses hindered the screen from showing new content.
They also look back on why IMAX failed in its original single screen format – breaking down the monumental costs, lack of films available and the contracts for blockbusters such as Fantasia 2000 which locked them into months of the same content.
For anyone who visited the screen during its heyday, it will remind them of their unique and amazing experience when they visited.
And for fans of cinema and its history, this documentary will definitely be one to watch and add to the collection.
Rob self-funded the entire production by himself, and directed and edited the documentary from start to finish.
The DVD and Blu-Ray ‘Ahead of its time – The story of Dublin’s original IMAX cinema’ includes 30 minutes of extras along with the documentary.
You can find out more about it, and purchase a copy which includes a limited edition 15/70mm Replica IMAX Film Frame at www.imaxdublin.com.
You can read the review over on the Dublin Live website at the following link: