Thursday, 4 August 2011
Cinema Week - Drumcondra Grand
There were a massive 1200 seats in the venue. In the days before television sets in every home, cinema was a major source of entertainment and Dublin supported an incredible 56 cinemas as of 1956. By 2005 this had fallen to 12 cinemas, many of which are multiplex venues. In the heyday of Dublin cinemas they were generally single screen theatres.
The Drummer closed in March 1968, another casualty of the advent of home-based audiovisual entertainment.
Tomorrow: Ambassador Cinema
Left: G.A. Duncan
Jim Keenan, Dublin Cinemas: A Pictorial Selections