Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Cinema Week: Mary Street Cinema
On 26 November 1928 an unknown ruffian left off several stink bombs. Unfortunately the cinema patrons thought the smoke signified fire, prompting a rush for the exit. the cinema was badly damaged and several people were injured.
The Mero was known for its somewhat rough clientele but it was nonetheless popular for many years. It closed on 11 January 1959, and the building now houses AXA Insurance offices.
RTÉ Stills Library
Jim Keenan, Dublin Cinemas: A Pictorial Selection
Thanks to NoDisko on Twitter for the reminder of the Mero!
Tomorrow: The Savoy