The newspaper strike of 1965 left no place for cinemas, theatres and variety shows to advertise. So how did they survive?
This excerpt from 'Newsbeat' opens with scenes from various cinemas, theatres and variety shows around Dublin including the Savoy cinema, the Capitol, the Metropole, the Adelphi, the Corinthian, the Astor, the Ambassador, Cinemara, the Academy, the Carlton, the Queen Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, and the Gaiety Theatre. These all usually advertise in the newspapers. However, for the last 10 days there have been no newspapers at all, no reviews and no space to advertise.
Cinemas, theatres, variety shows. To each and every one of these, newspapers mean business.
Cinema Manager, Michael Nerney talks about how the printing strike has impacted on sales. Cecil Sheridan and the cast of 'Victorian Night' which is on show at the Eblana theatre talks about alternative ways of advertising the show in the absence of newspaper advertising.
This episode of Newsbeat was broadcast on 26 July 1965. The reporter is John Horgan.
Note: Part of this report is mute.
'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTÉ television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland.
The final programme was broadcast on 11 June 1971.