Categories of Special Interest
Architectural Artistic Social
In Use As
1920 - 1925
Terraced four-bay two-storey former cinema, built 1921, now in use as retail outlet. Balustraded parapet with segmental-pediment. Ceramic tile cladding to walls with Ionic columns, pilasters, archivolts, imposts, keystones and entablature. Venetian windows to first floor with wrought-iron balconies and timber fixed windows. Fixed windows, glazed doors and name fascia, c. 1990, to ground floor.
This former cinema is an interesting example of early twentieth-century architectural design in Ireland, and makes a positive addition to the streetscape. The unusual material which clads the walls and the decorative details enhance the façade of this notable building. The neo-Classical features, such as the Venetian windows, Ionic columns and balustraded parapet, are enlivened by early twentieth-century features, such as the wrought-iron balconies and off centre segmental pediment with stepped surround.