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The Kino duly shut its doors for good after the 7pm showing of “Shine” on Sunday 29th of November 2009.
The local community in Cork City held a meeting on November 2nd at the Opera House to discuss a rescue plan for this cinema. further details at www.savethekino.com Below I attach a message from the would be rescuers.
It has been announced that the Kino is to close its doors this Sunday 29th November. We understand that discussions will continue between the owner of the Kino, Mick Hannigan, and the City Manager, Joe Gavin. We remain together as a committee, are still hopeful and will keep you up-to-date with any new developments.
The Save the Kino bank account will suspend accepting donations from close of business Monday 30th November next until we have a clearer picture of any progress. The current balance is E4384.44. To date E900 approx. has been incurred in expenses used to further publicize the Save the Kino campaign – leaflets, publicity t-shirts and website expenses. No further expenses have been incurred. The current balance of E4384.44 and any further contributions lodged before close of business on Monday 30th November 2009 will be held in trust (view trust document at www.savethekino.com)) to hopefully be put towards any viable project for re-opening the Kino.
A big thanks to all who have supported the campaign so far, financially and otherwise. We hope this will continue and that we will have some positive news soon!
The Kino will continue screenings this weekend.
Kino cinema closed on 29 November 2009 due to financial problems.
Here is a 2007 photo of the Kino Cinema and this is a 2008 photo.