Gala Cinema Ballyfermot Notes taken from the Book Ballyfermot Building a Community 1948 - 2006
The Gala Cinema was built by G & T Crampton and was officially opened by Canon Troy on the 23 May 1955. The first Cinemascope musical film shown was ‘Lucky Me’ starring Doris Day and Phil Silvers. There was seating for 1,850 people, which included the balcony. The owners claimed that it was the largest cinema in Ireland at that time. At weekends you could see large queues and you would not be guaranteed to get in. There was one usherette and two ushers. Matt was one of the ushers and the…
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