20 June 2023
Donegal Cinema Chains Wins 2 Awards In 3 Weeks!
Eclipse Cinemas with sites in Bundoran and Lifford-Strabane have won 2 awards in 2 months. On Monday night Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran won ‘Best Cinema Experience’ at Irelands Hospitality Awards in Dublin! This is only 3 weeks after sister cinema Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-Strabane won ‘Best Entertainment Venue’ at Customer Service award on 28th May.
Acknowledgement is always nice but as both these awards are for customer service and voted for by the customers, they mean a lot more.
Eclipse Cinemas is a locally owned independent cinema group and has been bringing entertainment to the northwest since Lifford-Strabane Cineplex opened its doors in 1996. Bundoran Cineplex then followed in 2001 with both sites being rebranded Eclipse Cinemas in 2008 following a school competition. A 6th class Donegal Student came up with the name Eclipse Cinemas as the cinema journey from light to darkness and back to light mirrors the experience of an Eclipse.
The cinema has hosted several premieres over the years everything from blockbusters to smaller Irish features to being the home for Surf Documentaries and Educational Conferences. As well, it has provided a platform for young budding film makers to make their own features and see them on the big screen, hopefully inspiring the next wave of Irish cinema.
Both cinemas have understood that in a multi-media service driven environment, their customers needed more and are now offering a Dine-in-Screen Experience. Hot food such as Pizza, Hot Dogs and even vegan friendly treats are paired with options for Wine, Italian Coffee and Gelato. Eclipse Cinemas were the first multiplex in Ireland to offer this service. But don’t worry it hasn’t forgotten its roots and is renowned for our freshly made classic cinema popcorn.
Both cinemas have recently added ‘The Directors Lounge’ a VIP theatre offering premium luxury recliners
Eclipse Cinemas Philosophy is ensuring top-quality content, in a top-quality seat with top-quality projection - all delivered at top quality value. Whether you choose premium service or are looking for entertainment on a budget, we will go the extra mile to make sure every promise is fulfilled, and every customer satisfied. The vision behind the business is to bring city style entertainment to a small town, but with that extra Donegal Fáilte that only local businesses can provide.