Donegal Daily goes behind the scenes at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-Strabane to see their recent luxurious facelift. The major new facelift not only includes a new coat of paint along the foyer and corridor but a huge investment in its four original screens. All four screens have been modernised to stadium style seating providing the optimum viewing experience, they also have had new larger cinema screens fitted making the viewing experience that much better. Screen 1 in particular has had a massive budget spent with a Sony 4K projector being fitted along with new leather American Style Rocker Chairs. The Sony 4K projector produces over 8,000,000 pixels, which is four times the amount of a standard cinema screen. Along the original corridor there is plush new décor and brand new modern washrooms.The cinema originally opened in 1996 and is owned by the Barrett Family from Omagh. In 2008 there was also a major renovation which contributed to a new extensive foyer and three additional screens making it a seven screen cinema.“We have faced some big challenges over the years the banking crisis, the recession, film piracy and now Brexit and the effect it had on the pound. Because around half of our income is in sterling and most of our bills are in euro the renovation ended up costing much more than budgeted earlier this year. In real terms to pay for the budget overrun because of the sterling collapse we need to sell 26,923 more popcorns than planned,” Director Daniel Barrett stated. In this modern world it is very difficult for an Independent Family Owned Cinema Group to compete against big chains however Eclipse Cinemas try and do this with a variety of different offers including Crazy Tuesdays all tickets all day €4, Over 50’s Wednesday all tickets €5 for people over the age of 50, Thursday Meal Deals Admission, Popcorn and drink for €10.00, Late night Fridays all tickets after 10.30pm €4 and kids club €1.80 at all 12noon shows.For Christmas Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-Strabane have a special offer on gift cards. When you spend over €25 you get a free ticket, if you spend over €45 you get two free tickets. There is also a Christmas Fun day and Christmas market on Saturday 3rd December with visits from Old St Nicholas Santa (Mascot), Elsa, Anna and Olaf.Deluxe interiors of Eclipse Cinemas revealed after modern facelift was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cinemaEclipse CinemasLiffordstrabane
The UV environment of the Beagle 2 landing site: detailed investigations and detection of atmospheric state
December 25th 2003 will see the Beagle 2 lander arrive at the surface of Mars in the Isidis region, allowing for the first time in situ measurements of ultraviolet (UV) flux directly from the surface of Mars through the use of a sensor designed as part of a miniaturised environmental package. The expected conditions the sensor will experience are studied here, and the detection signatures for phenomenon such as dust devils. H2O clouds ands near-surface fogs are presented. The beginning and end of mission surface fluxes show little variation, though the period towards mid-nominal mission does experience a maximum in total daily dose levels. Diurnal profiles are calculated highlighting the effects of increased scattering towards shorter wavelengths. A possible dust storm scenario is presented, and the effect upon component UV fluxes is shown to reverse the relative contributions of direct and diffuse components of the total UV flux. The presence of cloud formation above the landing site will be detectable though the observation of elevated diffuse/direct flux ratios. Near-surface morning fogs show a characteristic ‘dip’ in the morning profile when compared to clear mornings, allowing their detection on cloud-free mornings through post-event analysis of long term data. Predicted Phobos eclipses are investigated at each of the sensor centre wavelengths, and show greatest reduction in relative intensity at short wavelengths. Observations of near-miss eclipse events will also be possible, through monitoring of the diffuse UV flux. Dust devil encounters are shown to create a double minima lightcurve, with the depth of the minima dependent upon the total dust loading of the vortex. The effects of these changing conditions on DNA-weighted irradiances are investigated. Possible dust storms provide the greatest increase in biological protection, whereas expected cloud formations at the Beagle 2 site are found to offer negligible protection. Within just five minutes of landing > 95% of any Bacillus subtilis-like bacteria present on the surface of the craft will have lost viability.