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.

The Theatre Royal Dublin 1959. Judy Garland played the Theatre Royal, wowing punters who couldn’t get tickets by singing from her dressing room window. And Danny Kaye was fondly remembered for many years by the taxi drivers of Dublin. He sang so many encores that everyone missed the last bus home.

The Theatre Royal Dublin 1959. Judy Garland played the Theatre Royal, wowing punters who couldn’t get tickets by singing from her dressing room window. And Danny Kaye was fondly remembered for many years by the taxi drivers of Dublin. He sang so many encores that everyone missed the last bus home.

The first Carlton Cinema O'Connell Street. ( 1915-1936 )

Carlton Cinema, c. Source: Art Deco in Dublin.

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

Dublin used to have 56 different cinemas. Here are some of the lost ones.

Dublin used to have 56 different cinemas.

Whitehall Grand Cinema Collins Ave early 1950s Opened in 1954 with a 1000 seats

Whitehall Grand Cinema Collins Ave early Opened in 1954 with a 1000 seats

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