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Leinster Leader 5 December 1942

Tower Cinema, Kildare
Auspicious opening
The Tower Cinema, Kildare – the town’s new luxury house of entertainment – had a most auspicious opening on Tuesday night (1st. inst.) For the occasion, there were two showings, at 6.30 and 9 p.m., each attracting a full house and on all sides could be heard nothing but expressions appreciative of the comforts and amenities of this example of the modern cinema. The feature picture was “Keep ‘Em Flying,” a Universal product, starring Abbot and Costello, and justly described as one of the screen’s greatest comedy offerings. The “Tower” is definitely, “O.K. for sound.”
The seating, artistic decoration and lighting and many thoughtful provisions for the comfort and convenience of patrons, were generally admired.
Mr. W. Keogh, speaking for himself and his fellow Directors (Messrs. J. J. Byrne, Junr., and T. A. Kelly) extended a cordial welcome to the patrons of the “Tower.” No effort or expense had been spared, he said, to provide the people of Kildare with a cinema worthy of that famous town. The people of Kildare, he added, were to regard this new cinema as theirs, equally with the management, and in cordial understanding with the latter. The management undertook to provide the best possible entertainment. He paid tribute to the great work of the contractor, Mr. Cormac Murray, to the Architect, Mr. T. Kelly (Kilkenny), and all those other craftsmen who had combined in the construction of the “Tower.”
Mr. Michael Doyle, Kildare, expressed the appreciation of the people of the town and district of the enterprise which had provided them with such a worthy house of entertainment.

On 1 December 1942 Kildare's new luxury house of entertainment –  the Tower Cinema – opened its doors for the first time

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