The WDC Community Loan Fund has provided funding for the development of The Picture Palace, situated in the cultural heart of Galway city and close to the historic Spanish Arch, the Druid Theatre, an Taibhdhearc and Galway City Museum. When this state of the art, architecturally designed, contemporary art-house cinema is complete, it will be the first of its kind in the West of Ireland. This exciting new landmark building is a key element of Galway’s UNESCO City of Film. It will offer a programme of cinema for all ages and all tastes to enjoy. The Picture Palace will provide affordable year-round entertainment, the best in Irish and international cinema, whether art-house, quality commercial, documentary or specialist seasons, a home for Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Film Society and Little Cinema Galway.