Duncairn Picture Theatre

2 Duncairn Gardens,
Belfast, BT15 2GG

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Duncairn Picture Theatre

Situated in lower Duncairn Gardens at the corner of N. Queen Street. The Duncairn Super Cinema (known locally as ‘The Donkey’) opened on 3rd July 1916. It had a 20 feet wide proscenium. At some time seating capacity was reduced to 900, to allow for more comfort.

Around 1936, it was re-named Duncairn Picture Theatre. The cinema closed at the beginning of the Troubles on 22nd November 1969. For a while it was used as a football supporters' social club, but the site was eventually cleared as part of a re-development which led to the construction of the North City Business Centre.

Contributed by David Simpson

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on April 28, 2019 at 6:28 am

Opened 3 July 1916, closed 22 November 1969.

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