Old Irish Cinemas

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The Capitol Theatre, Dublin - Courtesy Des Kerins

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

The former 1,200 Grand Cinema in the Dublin suburb of Drumcondra opened on 19th August 1934. It closed on 24th March 1968. Converted into a supermarket with the total loss of its original street facade.

The former Grand Cinema in the Dublin suburb of Drumcondra opened on August It closed on March Converted into a supermarket with the total loss of its original street facade.

Cinerama, Talbot Street, Dublin. In 1963 the New Electric Theatre, in Dublin’s Talbot St was re-named the Dublin Cinerama Theatre for the occasion and opened on Easter Sunday, 14th April with a charity premiere of This Is Cinerama. The cinema was re-named the Superama Theatre in 1968 before succumbing to closure a few years later in 1974.

The Cinerama theatre on Talbot Street - I knew the doorman and he would let me skip the line.

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

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 Gala Cinema was built by G & T Crampton and was officially opened by Canon Troy on the 23 May 1955. The first Cinemascope musical film shown was ‘Lucky Me’ starring Doris Day and Phil Silvers. There was seating for 1,850 people. The Gala closed as a cinema in 1973.

The Gala Cinema was built by G & T Crampton and was officially opened by Canon Troy on the 23 May The first Cinemascope musical film shown was ‘Lucky Me’ starring Doris Day and Phil Silvers. The Gala closed as a cinema in

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