Light House Opens May 9, 2008 Dublin’s much-loved Light House Cinema opens its doors to the public today, May 9th. The cinema will open with John Sayles’ Honeydripper and the highly acclaimed XXY, along with a welcome second chance for audiences to see The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, My Brother is an Only Child, Happy-Go-Lucky and the Academy Award winning Once, starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and directed by John Carney. Speaking about the cinema, co – directors of Light House Cinema, Neil Connolly and Maretta Dillon, commented, “We have a serious cultural agenda, which garnered the support from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board. What drives our agenda and our ambitions is a belief in the power of cinema to make a difference to people’s lives – a belief that cinema can act as a vehicle for exploring the world of the imagination and of dreams but also the real world”. The custom built Light House cinema at Smithfield will house four screens, as well as a café/bar which will be an integral part of the ambience of the venue. There is other ancillary space which will be used for community and outreach projects. Bookings and further information are available at www.lighthousecinema.ie.