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Felt compelled to share these pictures, they are of the Savoy cinema on O' Connell St before they decided to make the cinema decidedly more bland. Has anyone here ever been to the Savoy when it was like this?


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Chucken Registered User
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What O' Connell street would that be?

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budgese Moderator
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Chucken said:
What O' Connell street would that be?


The one with the Savoy cinema on it.

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Strider Registered User
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Chucken said:
What O' Connell street would that be?


The one that's in town.

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OU812 Registered User
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I remember the Foyer like the first image from back in the 70s/80s.

If you consider the seating capacity was larger than the Grand Canal (with a smaller screen width than their stage), there's no way it would be sustainable, they had to break it up. Considering I've been in there (not recently) within a week of a movie opening & in screen one & it's less than a third full, I think we're lucky they've not broken it up further.

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Eutow Registered User
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Chucken said:
What O' Connell street would that be?



Does the other O'Connell Street have a cinema called The Savoy on it?

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stunner dunner Registered User
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Chucken said:
What O' Connell street would that be?


The one with a capital 'S'

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Eutow said:
Does the other O'Connell Street have a cinema called The Savoy on it?


There's multiple other O'Connell Streets?

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Super-Rush Registered User
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jungleman said:
Felt compelled to share these pictures, they are of the Savoy cinema on O' Connell St before they decided to make the cinema decidedly more bland. Has anyone here ever been to the Savoy when it was like this?


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Were you ever in the old Coliseum cinema in Carlow?

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Duff Registered User
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Paul O'Connell?

The_Valeyard Registered User
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Great pics OP. Cheers for sharing.

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Chucken Registered User
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Super-Rush said:
Were you ever in the old Coliseum cinema in Carlow?


Any pics?

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This is the old Metropole building, also O' Connell Street. Ya know, the one with the old Metropole on it.....

This was taken in 1923. It was knocked and replaced with that crappy Penneys. It's amazing the difference O' Connell St has been through. In it's hey-day it was opulent and had a bit of class about it. Now it's the go-to place for heroin.

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Super-Rush Registered User
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Chucken said:
Any pics?


Old coliseum

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Super-Rush said:
Were you ever in the old Coliseum cinema in Carlow?


No, never was. Had a quick google of it there, it looks like it had a bit of charm!

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