Woolworths in Grafton Street. Dublin

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The Capitol Theatre, Dublin - Courtesy Des Kerins It was beautiful so they pulled it down.

The Capitol Theatre, Dublin - Courtesy Des Kerins It was beautiful so they pulled it down.

Known originally as the Grafton Picture House, the cinema opened on Easter Monday, 11 April 1911. Dublin received its first presentation of "talking pictures" in April 1914 when Thomas Edison's Kinetophone technology was demonstrated at the Grafton. In late 1913 or early 1914. In November 1973 the cinema was sold for £400,000,On 1 December, its fifteen staff were made redundant and the Grafton Cinema closed its doors for the last time.

Known originally as the Grafton Picture House, the cinema opened on Easter…

The Camden opened in 1912, and its 400 seats were heated by a solid-fuel stove at the back of the auditorium. It closed in 1948 and the site is now occupied by an office block housing the headquarters of Concern.

The Camden opened in and its 400 seats were heated by a solid-fuel stove at the back of the auditorium. It closed in 1948 and the site is now occupied by an office block housing the headquarters of Concern.

The Capitol Theatre, located just off O'Connell Street, Dublin, began life on 10 August 1920 as the La Scala Theatre and Opera House. Despite its name, the La Scala was a cinema. Paramount Pictures took over the lease on the building and renamed it the Capitol. The last stage show was on 29 October 1953. The Capitol continued as a cinema until 1972.

“The Capitol Theatre in Princes Street Dublin originally called La Scala Theatre in 1920 designed as an opera house”

The Capitol Cinema being demolished 1973

The Capitol Cinema being demolished This was a beautiful cinema such a shame it was pulled down. I saw Butch Cassidy here.

The Grafton Cinema, Grafton Street, February 1969 The Grafton Cinema opened in 1911. It was one of three cinemas that showed Ireland's first all-Irish film 'Oidhche Seanchais' in 1935. The Grafton Cinema closed in December 1973.

The Grafton Cinema, Grafton Street, February 1969 The Grafton Cinema opened in It was one of three cinemas that showed Ireland's first all-Irish film 'Oidhche Seanchais' in The Grafton Cinema closed in December

St Michaels Hill, Christchurch before demolition

Architect: A Bergan Demolished terrace that stepped down Winetavern Street. Under the Wide Streets Commissioners, Henry Aaron Baker designed a gothic caste

The Star cinema opened on 15 January 1953 with the musical Tea for Two (USA 1950). During a screening of Blackboard Jungle (USA 1950) in the mid-1950s a riot broke out and the cinema was extensively damaged. After the cinema closed in 1971 it was used for concerts. During a Bay City Rollers gig at the venue in April 1975, another riot broke out in which eight gardai and 150 fans were injured. it was later converted into a roller rink and subsequently a bingo hall (which still operates today

The Star cinema opened on 15 January 1953 with the musical Tea for Two (USA 1950). During a screening of Blackboard Jungle (USA 1950) in the mid-1950s a riot broke out and the cinema was extensively damaged. After the cinema closed in 1971 it was used for concerts. During a Bay City Rollers gig at the venue in April 1975, another riot broke out in which eight gardai and 150 fans were injured. it was later converted into a roller rink and subsequently a bingo hall (which still operates today

The Pavillion cinema Dun Laoghaire c.1950. Ceased operating as a cinema in 1974, demolished 1984.

The Pavillion cinema Dun Laoghaire Ceased operating as a cinema in demolished

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