Screen Cinema

2 Townsend Street,
Dublin 2

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Screen Cinema

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Built on the site of the massive Theatre Royal and the smaller Regal Cinema, the Screen opened in 1964, originally with just the one screen. It was designed by Sir Thomas Bennett & Henry J. Lyons and Partners.

It has since been tripled and continued to screen films until its closure on 28th February 2016.

There was a quirky little bronze statue of a commissionaire just outside the entrance doors to welcome patrons to the cinema, but this was removed a week prior to closing.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 8:37 am

Exterior photo here:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 8:32 pm

A recent photograph of the entrance to the Screen Cinema:
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x19dude
x19dude on February 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Closed permanantly yesterday 28/2/16 -Normal showing on its final day but very few people showed up unfortunately. All furniture and fittings were being removed today 29/2/16 and the signs on the front were taken down. The bronze usher statue was removed last week.

m_muldowney
m_muldowney on March 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Had the “honour” of being at this cinema when it opened as a three screen in 1980. Movie was RAISE THE TITANIC. Scores of visits there when I used to attend the DFF in the 80’s and 90’s – but have not been there for over a decade.

popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on November 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The “new” Metropole opened on 16 March 1972 (not 1964) and was renamed the Screen in the early 1980s. One source says 1980 another 1984, but more likely to be 1982 when three screens were created. The sculpture “Mr Screen” was made in 1988 by Vincent Browne. Staff were transferred to the Savoy after closure.

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