Did you know that some Blue Book hotels and country houses have their very own cinemas? Indulge in the most luxurious cinematic experience, and curl up with some popcorn, (or perhaps a glass of wine) and enjoy an intimate screening of your favourite movie in one of these boutique cinemas.
1. The Abbey Movie Theatre at Glenlo Abbey, Galway
Sink into luxury, velvet chairs and lose yourself in a good movie in the cosy surroundings of the Abbey Movie Theatre at Glenlo. With fifteen new velvet super comfy Lounge Chairs set on three tiers in an intimate room surrounded by rich fabric, dark mahogany panelling and soft lighting it offers new and returning guests an ideal option to escape from the rigours of life and enjoy some quality downtime with family, friends or loved ones. The superb cinematic experience is especially a favourite with couples celebrating a special memory or occasion at the hotel.
Movie Matinee at 3 pm daily and nightly screenings from 10pm. Movies range from such great classics as 'The Quiet Man', 'Gone With the Wind' and the favourite of all 'Murder on the Orient Express' which was part filmed aboard 'The Pullman Restaurant' the renowned and Award Winning Fine Dining Restaurant which comprises of two former carriages of the famed Orient Express.
2. The Still Room Cinema at the Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim
Enjoy small, intimate screenings of the latest blockbusters or old-time classics in the exclusive surroundings of the boutique cinema at Bushmills Inn. Enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner at Bushmills Award winning restaurant but retiring to the cinema for an intimate movie screening. Popcorn will of course be supplied!
The Bushmills Inn is situated in an enviable location a stone’s throw from Royal Portrush Golf Club, Old Bushmills Distillery, The Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Roaring peat fires, nooks and crannies and a secret library set the tone..
3. The Reel Room at Park Hotel Kenmare, Kerry
The Screening Room at the Park Hotel Kenmare is the 12-seat cinema where guests can watch a Hollywood classic any time of the day. Sip on a Martini as you watch Audrey Hepburn or enjoy some popcorn for the Disney classics. An impressive library of movies is also available for the pleasure of watching on the big screen or in the privacy of your own bedroom.
Set in a heavenly location overlooking Kenmare Bay the hotel is in the heart of Ireland's most scenic countryside. All accommodations are spacious with sitting area, antique furnishings and original art while Deluxe and Suites enjoy a full sea view or private veranda.