314 Harold's Cross Road,
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The Kenilworth Cinema opened on 31st July 1953 with Mario Lanza in “Because You’re Mine”. Designed by Peter D. Kavanagh, it was a modern styled brick faced building. Inside the 1,124 capacity auditorium, seating was on provided on a stadium plan, with a raised section at the rear. It was closed on 21st June 1976 and was taken over by new owners on 4th October 1976 and re-named Classic Cinema.
In 1980 it was twinned with 200 seats in one screen and 300 in the other. It became well known for screening “The Rock Horror Picture Show” on late-night screenings for 22 years.
The Classic Cinema closed on 28th August August 2003 with “Veronica Guerin” and “American Pie:The Wedding”. The building was demolished in June of 2007.
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