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22 April 2012

1923 – Lyric Cinema, James Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J.F. Munden & George L. O’Connor Image courtesy Irish Architectural Archive. Munden and Purcell collection, ref no. 85/141.60/2. Former cinema, long darkened, later in use as part of a commercial premises....

05 April 2011

1913 – Coliseum Theatre, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Architect: Arthur & Henry H. Hill Constructed as a Picture Theatre, the Coliseum remained in used until the 1970s.

03 December 2010

1912 – Phoenix Cinema, Ellis Quay, Dublin

Architect: Francis Bergin Once every neighbourhood or major street had its own cinema, many are sadly gone. The Phoenix lives on, but as a furniture store. However a glimpse inside shows original staircases...

07 July 2010

1972 – Screen Cinema, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Bennett / Henry J. Lyons & Partners A soulless 1960s cinema that is partially on the site of two of Dublin’s most famous theatres: the massive Theatre Royal and the...

30 June 2010

1938 – Former Classic Cinema, Terenure, Dublin

Former cinema, now like many in the suburbs, used as a commercial premises. The building along with a smaller light industrial premises alongside has Art Deco touches. It seated over 700 people and...

10 June 2010

1933 – Former DeLuxe Cinema, Camden Street, Dublin

Architect: Jones & Kelly Former cinema now a nightclub and hotel, the exterior of the DeLuxe Cinema is mostly intact. There is a fine interior also still largely intact, having survived conversion to...

01 June 2010

1931 – Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Architect: Boller Brothers Designed by the Boller Brothers of Kansas City, the old Lensic Theater has been described as “the finest theater of its time in the Southwest”. They were asked to design...

26 April 2010

1929 – Former Grand Cinema, Fairview, Dublin

Architect: Henry J. Lyons Former cinema, now missing most of its auditorium after the rear half of the building was demolished. The former balcony level still exists as a private screening cinema, after...

14 April 2010

1931 – Uptown Bowling Lanes, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Max Blankstein Opened on 24 Dec 1931, the interior of the theatre was gutted in 1960 and was turned into a bowling alley which it still functions as today. The Uptown was...