Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Cinema Week: Pillar Cinema
The foyer was pannelled in walnut and satinwood with a richly adorned ceiling, complete with a leaded glass dome. Bullet holes from the 1916 Rising are visible on the upper exterior of the building even today.
When the cinema closed in 1945 the premises became a well known ice-cream parlour. Now it's just a particularly fancy branch of a fast food restaurant - doesn't the McDonalds sign complement the facade nicely?
RTÉ Stills Library
Jim Keenan, Dublin Cinemas: A Pictorial Selection
Frank Bailey Papers, NUI Galway
Tomorrow: Mary Street Cinema