On this day…20 December

On 20 December 1909 the Volta cinema opened. The Volta Cinema, Dublin, opened on Monday 20 December 1909 to a select audience, and opened to the general public the following day. It was the first dedicated cinema in Dublin. Up to 1909, films had only been seen in Dublin as part of variety performances in […]

On this day…17 November

On 17 November 1909 Joyce wired money urgently to his brother in Trieste. Joyce had arrived in Dublin at the end of October 1909 to set up the Volta Cinema, but had neglected to pay the rent on his flat at the Via Vincenzo Scussa in Trieste where they’d been living since March 1909. Joyce’s […]