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Pálás is a three screen arthouse cinema and cultural space in the UNESCO city of film- Galway.

Designed by Architect Tom de Paor, Pálás is a concrete monolith, five storey over double-height basement housing a three-screen independent cinema, a beautiful bar and terrace for you to enjoy with your fellow film-lovers. It occupies the garden of a reinstated 1820s merchant house.

Throughout the building you will discover 22 beautiful resin-coated windows designed by Irish artist Patrick Scott.

Operated by Element Pictures, the innovators behind Light House Cinema in Dublin, Pálás is an intriguing architectural space for our customers to explore, right in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter.

Join us in bringing Galway’s film community together in a brand new home which will include the best of new and classic films, along with the best of Irish and international independent films.

So what are you waiting for? Peruse our programme and we look forward to giving you the best cinema experience of your life at Pálás.

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