New Cinema Coming to Dublin City Centre

A plan to set-up a new cinema on Dublin’s Dawson Street has been given the green light, according to the Irish Times.

The newspaper say Dublin City Council has granted planning permission to transform a basement area of landmark building One Molesworth Street into a picture house. The same building is currently home to the Ivy restaurant.

The Irish Times also report that the theatre will be the first expansion into the Irish market by UK boutique cinema chain Everyman. The group currently operates 28 venues across Britain.

Screening mainstream, independent and classic films, the chain offers attendees the chance to enjoy wine and pizza while watching a movie. Setting up in Dawson Street, the new venue will be Dublin City Centre’s third art-house theatre, alongside the IFI and the Light House.

The Dawson Street cinema will reportedly contain two small auditoriums with a capacity for 72 and 51. It will also boast a bar and dining area.

This announcement comes after The Screen cinema, located on the corner of Hawkins Street and Townsend Street for more than 30 years in the capital, closed in 2016.

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