Lyceum Picture Theatre

45 Mary Street,
Dublin 1

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irishcine on March 18, 2009 at 6:32 am

A plaque to commemorate the previous history of the Volta Cinema, including the relatively fleeting James Joyce connection, was erected on the new building some years ago.

Joyce only participated in the initial setting up of the Volta, having induced some cinema operators from Trieste, where he then lived, to open a dedicated cinema in Dublin. They put up the money, Joyce and his father found the premises (and also looked at premises in Cork, presumably for another cinema, though nothing came of this) and set up the cinema, returning to Trieste almost immediately with an agency to sell Irish Tweed there. That proved equally unsuccesful.