Ireland's First Cinema

The Volta Electric Theatre was a film theatre in Dublin and was Ireland's first dedicated cinema.

Woolworths in Grafton Street. Dublin

Nice shot of Woolworth's of Grafton Street Original pin said Grafton Street but I think its Henry Street.

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…

Mary Street Cinema," The Maro", Dublin 1950s

Mary Street Cinema," The Maro", Dublin 1950s

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.

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