Horgan's Picture Theatre

Friar Street,
Youghal

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Located in Youghall, County Cork. This purpose-built cinema was opened in 1917 by the Horgan Brothers; George, James & Thomas. It had a 16ft wide proscenium and by 1930 was equipped with a Kamm sound system.

Horgan’s Picture Theatre was closed in 1988.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on September 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Building began in 1910 but was postponed owing to the hostilities with the opening not until 26 December 1917. It was purpose-built with 600 seats, with wooden benches at the front and upholstered seats at the back, and had back projection. Early screenings included the Youghal Gazette, a newsreel of local stories. It closed in 1988 and the projector is now in the Tiernan McBride Library at the Irish Film Institute. The building was later turned into craft shops.

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