Element Pictures are opening the Movie Theater of the PÁLÁS in Galway. The story started 14 years ago and consumed over 9milion in investment. Today is Galway UNESCO City of Cinema and EU Capital of The Culture 2020 bringing the architectural gem with three screens and bar to public enjoyment.
The Shape of Water – On Screen of PÁLÁS Today…
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
Release Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
Management of the €9.5 million project, originally estimated at €5.2 million, was transferred to Element Pictures, in late 2016. Spearheaded by Solas-Galway Picture Palace Teo from 2004, the project had been hit with delays and cost overruns, including receivership and liquidation of the initial contractor. It required a further injection of State funds, and lack of oversight at an early stage was highlighted by the Comptroller and Auditor General.