Echo of Dundalk Cinema hold-up

August 14 1937

August 14 1937

The parts of the film, “Clive of India”, which was taken by armed men from the Park Street Picture House on 7th April last, have been found, after a lapse of four months.

On the 7th April two men, one of them armed, walked into the Park Street Picture House, where the film was on show, and took the film reels from the operating box.

The manger was not present at the time and the only occupants of the premises were two young boys, who were engaged in cleaning operations.

They were held up by the raiders, who ordered them to the end of the hall.

The men walked out of the cinema, apparently unnoticed, and no trace was later found of them or the film.

That incident was understood to be a protest against the nature of the film.

On Monday last, inspector O’Mahony, Sergeant McHale and det-Officer Kavanagh went to the North Marsh, near the Racecourse and on the foreshore about a mile from the town they found the missing film.

It was concealed beneath some briars. A ‘Democrat’ reporter learns that it was in reasonably good condition, out from its appearance might have neem there a considerable time.

Blackrock’s bumper Season

Blackrock enjoyed its beat season for many years. Visitors have been crowding to the County Louth resort, and one hotel proprietor has stated that it is his best season for seven years.

While the increased patronage has come from all sides, the most remarkable feature of the season has been the exceptionally large numbers from across the water.