Briery Gap

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Functions: Movies

Previous Names: Palace Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 353.264.1793

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Briery Gap

Located in Macroom, County Cork. The cinema and theatre first opened as the Palace Cinema on 25th April 1953 with Stewart Granger in “Scaramouche” and consisted of stalls and balcony. It closed in 1974 but was reopened by Denis Murphy when Jack Nicholson in “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was shown. Film festivals and concerts were part of the fare in the 1980’s but it closed again on 29th March 1987 with the film “Crocodile Dundee”.

It was earmarked as a library in the early-1990’s and several fundraisers were held in Cork during 1998 to reopen the cinema. The Sulan Film Society screened films here in 2002 but the building did not open to the public again until September 2013. The aforementioned library has been in temporary accommodation since 2016.

Contributed by Gavin McGrath

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popcorn_pete on May 25, 2018 at 9:41 am

A fire in May 2016 is what caused the library to move to temporary accommodation. At the moment the theatre is open for limited events only.

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