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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:23 am 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film ... -1.3263333

I can't imagine amongst all this authentic glitz and period shininess that they'll also provide the traditional sticky-chewing-gum flooring, holes in the chairs, and glitchy projectors. I'm sure the food will have the old excessive prices, but I doubt it'll be Mr Perri popcorn or fruit gums.


Having shown her the clip in the link, the missus is now insisting that we go check it out when we're home next. I don't think she'll have nearly the same frame of reference.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:13 am 
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An old world upmarket cinema sounds nice.
Food at your seat sounds a bit tacky.
I’m wondering if it will live up to the hype.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:32 am 
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Better pictures here:

http://www.newstalk.com/PICTURES:-Dubli ... -Halloween

I'd have thought the action on some of those beds might interfere with ones enjoyment of the film.

I thought they intended to serve drinks to punters and not food, but that would still be disruptive.

I see they intend to show 'classic' films, and i've already threatened the missus with viewings of such 80s masterpieces as Mishima, Diva, Days of Heaven etc, etc,


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I'd have thought the action on some of those beds might interfere with ones enjoyment of the film.


The bed thing is weird.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:05 am 
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Been at a place like that in NYC. Works well.

Looks like they have done a lovely job :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:39 am 
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My local cinema when I was a kid......Saturday afternoon double bills for 2 bob.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:55 am 
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My local cinema when I was a kid......Saturday afternoon double bills for 2 bob.

I saw most of the big fillums from the 80s and 90s there. Batman, Titanic, Toy Story, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You know, the classics.

From about 1992 on, by “I saw,” I really mean “I bought a ticket and spent 90-120 minutes trying to get a shift”. Which was fine at Sleepless In Seattle, but could lead to some awkward moments at Schindler’s List.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:58 am 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/a-sneak-preview-inside-the-refurbished-stella-cinema-in-rathmines-1.3263333

I can't imagine amongst all this authentic glitz and period shininess that they'll also provide the traditional sticky-chewing-gum flooring, holes in the chairs, and glitchy projectors. I'm sure the food will have the old excessive prices, but I doubt it'll be Mr Perri popcorn or fruit gums.


Having shown her the clip in the link, the missus is now insisting that we go check it out when we're home next. I don't think she'll have nearly the same frame of reference.

It was there I first went to the flicks.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Looks like they did a nice job on it.
Video in link.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film ... 3?mode=amp

Beds down the front......?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Passed it for 40 years - I think I was only in it once to see one of my favourite films - Romancing in the Stone at a birthday party as kid. Looks good, think it was a book shop a few years ago.


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Right around the corner from me. Should be a great addition to the area. I remember going to a similar place in Wanaka when over in NZ. Really nice.


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Between there and the Classic I saw a lot of films I'll always remember from my childhood.

Can always remember the rats and mice :lol:


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Proper Celtic Tiger MkII stuff :thumbup:


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Bullettyme wrote:
Between there and the Classic I saw a lot of films I'll always remember from my childhood.

Can always remember the rats and mice :lol:

Growing up in Terenure it was either the Classic or the Kenilworth, with rarer forays into the Stella or the Sandford.

Also worth a mention was the Grafton, on Grafton Street, which showed a continuous loop of cartoons from early morning, and into which we were dumped if the folks went into town on a Saturday morning.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Used to be taken regularly to the Stella when growing up in Rathgar in the 80's :thumbup:


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I don't think I've ever been to this cinema in Rathmines, but the thread did bring back great memories of going to the cinama's years ago.
I'm not sure of the first time I went, but have great memories of going to one off Grafton St. that showed films for kids on a Saturday afternoon. The typical show was a range of shorts that would include Laurel & Hardy, The Keystone cops, Charlie Chaplin, and the 3 Stooges. These would be interspersed with cartoons.
In the 60's I was in some of the old historical city centre cinemas including the Metropole, The Acadamy, The Adelphi, The Ambassador.
I remember the first time I went to a cinema without the parents was 1966 to see the opening in the Adelphi Dun Laoghaire of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Queues right around the cinema when we arrived. All children, no adults. Myself and my brother copped on that some of the older kids were bunking the Queue, so we started doing it too. Even though we jumped half way up, we still missed out on getting in.
The Adelphi and the Pavilion in DL were the ones we regularly went to after that. We never again missed out on getting into a film, as we became experts in judging where to join a queue to ensure admittance.
The Forum in Glasthule re-opened sometime in the mid 70's and this subsequently became the main spot for watching films.


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camroc1 wrote:
Bullettyme wrote:
Between there and the Classic I saw a lot of films I'll always remember from my childhood.

Can always remember the rats and mice :lol:

Growing up in Terenure it was either the Classic or the Kenilworth, with rarer forays into the Stella or the Sandford.

Also worth a mention was the Grafton, on Grafton Street, which showed a continuous loop of cartoons from early morning, and into which we were dumped if the folks went into town on a Saturday morning.


Shown our age now....... the Grafton was great for the Disney movies.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:20 pm 
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camroc1 wrote:
Bullettyme wrote:
Between there and the Classic I saw a lot of films I'll always remember from my childhood.

Can always remember the rats and mice :lol:

Growing up in Terenure it was either the Classic or the Kenilworth, with rarer forays into the Stella or the Sandford.

Also worth a mention was the Grafton, on Grafton Street, which showed a continuous loop of cartoons from early morning, and into which we were dumped if the folks went into town on a Saturday morning.


Where was the Kenilworth was that in Terenure?
First time I went to the cinema was to Snow white and the seven dwarfs in the Classic.


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Holy Christ

You lads are all in your 70s???? These are identical stories that my dad tells.... He is 77.


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nardol wrote:
Holy Christ

You lads are all in your 70s???? These are identical stories that my dad tells.... He is 77.


Your dad might have experienced getting in with just 3 empty bottles of lemonade, (2d deposit /bottle), but they were no longer doing it out my way in the mid 60's.
You've got to remember that between the 1900's to the mid 60's largely there was no television, so the cinema was an important outlet to see the rest of the world, (and the toons).

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Your kids are going to think that you were weird sitting in to watch a tv programme at a particular time on a particular day.


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Luckycharmer wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Bullettyme wrote:
Between there and the Classic I saw a lot of films I'll always remember from my childhood.

Can always remember the rats and mice :lol:

Growing up in Terenure it was either the Classic or the Kenilworth, with rarer forays into the Stella or the Sandford.

Also worth a mention was the Grafton, on Grafton Street, which showed a continuous loop of cartoons from early morning, and into which we were dumped if the folks went into town on a Saturday morning.


Where was the Kenilworth was that in Terenure?
First time I went to the cinema was to Snow white and the seven dwarfs in the Classic.

The Classic was in Terenure (still there as the Terenure Enterprise Centre); the Kenelworth was in Harolds Cross, and was later renamed the Classic (confusingly), when the original Classic closed. The building was demolished about 10 years ago, but the vacant site is still there opposite the petrol station, before you get to Rosie O'Gradys pub.


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Leinster in London wrote:
nardol wrote:
Holy Christ

You lads are all in your 70s???? These are identical stories that my dad tells.... He is 77.


Your dad might have experienced getting in with just 3 empty bottles of lemonade, (2d deposit /bottle), but they were no longer doing it out my way in the mid 60's.
You've got to remember that between the 1900's to the mid 60's largely there was no television, so the cinema was an important outlet to see the rest of the world, (and the toons).


It actually went up to the early/mid 70s, as BBC only really came in with the arrival of the communal aerials in the early '70s, and there was only so much of Bláithín, Daithí Lacha, and Wanderly Wagon that a child could take.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:22 pm 
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It’s a great idea, full of nostalgia for a bygone era.
A proper night out.
It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of crowd/age group it attracts.


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Nostalgia is awful. Onwards and upwards.


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New facade revealed today for reopening :


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There was something just that bit more Cinema-y about the previous incarnation.

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Looking at the 'new' facade, I suspect it was found almost intact behind the 1960's breeze block incarnation.


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If I ring them up will they put on blade runner? haven't seen it yet.


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If I ring them up will they put on blade runner? haven't seen it yet.

I hope they’ll show the old one.

I hope they’ll do the old midnight showings of the Blues Brothers. Now THAT would be worth going to.


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camroc1 wrote:
Looking at the 'new' facade, I suspect it was found almost intact behind the 1960's breeze block incarnation.

I think they said as much in the article in the OP. They’ve used a lot of the original structure, so fair play.


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DOB wrote:
lorcanoworms wrote:
If I ring them up will they put on blade runner? haven't seen it yet.

I hope they’ll show the old one.

I hope they’ll do the old midnight showings of the Blues Brothers. Now THAT would be worth going to.

I suspect that they'll be showing lots of 'cult', or 'nerd' films aimed at those aged 35+.

With tickets at € 20 and serving booze to punters at their seats, they're not aiming for the Marvel Comics brigade.


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The remains of the Rocky Horror Show crowd from back in the day at the Classic it is, so.


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The remains of the Rocky Horror Show crowd from back in the day at the Classic it is, so.

Or the Kenilworth that was.


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