Cinemas in Dublin

Dublin City has a lot to offer in terms of cinemas and movie theatres. From the latest blockbusters to foreign language films, Dublin has it all on show, as long as you know where to look. David lists five cinemas in the city centre that all movie lovers should check out.

1. The Screen Cinema

Located right beside Trinity College, though easy to miss (walk out of Front Arch and turn right), the Screen Cinema is known for its mix of modern films and older classics. The Screen is Dublin’s longest running art house cinema with the cinema’s proximity to Trinity College attracting a young, arty student crowd. There are the obvious Hollywood blockbusters on show here, but the Screen regularly sneaks a good deal of foreign language films and childhood favourites onto its two screen. It has special offers on Thursday nights where tickets are only €5. Check out what’s playing there now. 

2. The Savoy Cinema

Situated right on O’Connell Street, the Savoy Cinema is Dublin’s oldest working cinema. Built in 1929, the Savoy is full of atmosphere, from the spacious wood-panelled foyer to the upstairs lobby. The Savoy regularly plays host to the glamorous film premieres of Ireland. It shows a large variety of the latest hollywood films in its seven screens. Check out what’s on here.

3. Cineworld

The largest multiplex cinema in Dublin’s city centre boasts 17 screens and an IMAX screen. Based on Parnell Street, Cineworld shows a wide range of Irish and international films with all the big blockbusters coming through its screens. It boasts a large selection of Box office treats and sweets. Cineworld has everything you need to enjoy a trip to the movies. Check out what’s showing here. 

4. Rathmines Omniplex Cinema

Situated slightly outside the city centre, on the Rathmines road, the Rathmines Omniplex Cinema (previously the Swan Cinema) is a newly renovated complex with five screens showing the latest big blockbusters. All the screens have reclining seats with ample leg space and totally unrestricted views. Only a 20 minute walk from Trinity College (or 10 mins on the bus) the cinema is surrounded by a host of restaurants and pubs so you can extend your night out. Check out what’s on now. 

5. The Lighthouse Cinema

Possibly the most colourful cinema in all of Dublin, the Light House Cinema is a specialist, art house cinema committed to programming the best Irish and international films. It’s eclectic schedule includes feature films, shorts, classics, foreign language and animated films, feature length documentaries, inventive special events and festivals. Located in the up and coming Smithfield quarter north of the River Liffey, the Lighthouse champions independent world cinema and offbeat Irish productions. The brand new, high tech building features four screens and has the some of the comfiest, and colourful, seats in Dublin. Check out what’s on here.


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