Lee Cinema

Winthrop Street,
Cork

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Lee Cinema

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The Lee Cinema was opened on 1st November 1920. It was closed in December 1920 after damage caused by an arson perpetrated by the Black & Tans. It reopened 22nd September 1921. It was closed on 8th April 1972.

The circle seating area was reopened on 19th November 1972 with “Cabaret”. It was closed in 1989. The stalls area is now an amusement arcade, and the upstairs is unused.

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on September 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Opened on 1 November 1920 and closed by a fire started by the Black & Tans a month later. Reopened 22 September 1921. Run by Madge O’Regan and Mrs Julia Scraggs and had 450 seats. Talkies arrived in December 1929. Sold to Abbey Films 1950s run by Leo Ward & Kevin Anderson. Closed 8 April 1972. Relaunched in the upstairs after downsizing showing Cabaret on 19 November 1972, but closed again in August 1989. Ground floor now amusements centre called Casino with newsagent at the front. Upstairs said to be empty.

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