New Cinema

Slievenamon Road,

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The New Cinema was opened in 1924. It was first listed in the Kine Year Book of 1932. It was fitted with a Western Electric sound system and had 600 seats. It was run by P. Delahunty and had 850 seats by the mid-1960’s. It was closed in late-August 1977 with Walt Disney’s 1001 Dalmations". According to the local library had been knocked down by 1978.

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popcorn_pete on January 20, 2022 at 4:55 am

The New Cinema was located on Slievenamon Road and opened in 1924. It regularly advertised in the press from March 1925. Limerick Operatic Society performed here in 1927. Mr Delahunty was proud to announce the first talkie would be screened on 12 January 1930 which was Show Boat. It closed at the end of August 1977 with ‘101 Dalmations’ after 53 years. The site was earmarked for a car showroom. The New was ‘the wan below’ while the Capitol in the town was ‘the wan above.’

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