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The wide availability of television, either by rented videotapes or by direct reception from satellite relays, has had its effect on entertainment habits in the islands, just as it has elsewhere, but there remains a lively range of alternatives for sparetime recreation.

For those loyal to the big screen, there are two comfortable, air-conditioned cinemas off the main road between George Town and West Bay. Not far away, the Harquail Cultural Centre is evidence of local enthusiasm for the live theatre. The Cayman Drama Society, which presents several plays each year, has its own modern, air-conditioned purpose-built facility, the Prospect Playhouse, located in the Red Bay area.

There are several night spots on Grand Cayman, providing entertainment from jazz and piano, to disco and calypso music. On Cayman Brac, the hotels are the main centres for night-time activity.

Sporting and other events are held most weekends and on the ten public holidays spread through the year.

There are public libraries on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac which have a large selection of periodicals, fiction and historical material.

Last Updated: 2005-07-11