ZEUS, Ireland’s leading homegrown micromobility company, proudly announces its partnership with University College Cork (UCC) for the Irish premiere of the restored silent-era classic, The Signal Tower. Last shown in Cork in 1925, this timeless film returns to the big screen for a free gala screening, with live musical accompaniment by one of the world’s leading silent-film musicians, Stephen Horne, at the Aula Maxima in UCC on Tuesday, November 21.
The gala evening, supported by ZEUS, celebrates the convergence of history and modernity. As Ireland’s largest homegrown micromobility company, ZEUS looks forward highlighting the transformative role of e-scooters in Ireland’s urban mobility and contributing to the nation’s future by offering sustainable and convenient alternatives for short-distance travel.
Expressing enthusiasm for this historic collaboration, ZEUS CEO Damian Young stated, “We are thrilled to be part of the revival of such a significant piece of cinematic history. The Signal Tower’s return aligns seamlessly with ZEUS‘ commitment to connecting the past and future, just as our e-scooters are poised to revolutionise transportation across Ireland”.
The restoration of The Signal Tower is a testament to the dedication and international dimension of film preservation and was led by Photoplay Productions and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Robert Byrne, President of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and an award-winning film restorer with a history of collaboration with UCC’s Department of Film and Screen Media, will introduce the screening and will also deliver a masterclass on film restoration on Wednesday 22nd November.