Kino Cinema

Washington Street West,
Cork T12 NY66

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Kino Cinema

A conversion of a Pot Black Pool Hall. The Kino Cinema opened in 1996 and was the only independent art house cinema in Ireland. There was talk at one point that it was being considered for triplexing, but this never happened.

It was closed on 29th November 2009 with “Shine”. In August 2020 plans were being proposed to convert it into a Kino Arthouse, which may contain a cinema.

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irishcine on December 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Kino cinema closed on 29 November 2009 due to financial problems.

edithapearce on December 27, 2009 at 4:51 am

The local community in Cork City held a meeting on November 2nd at the Opera House to discuss a rescue plan for this cinema. further details at Below I attach a message from the would be rescuers.

It has been announced that the Kino is to close its doors this Sunday 29th November. We understand that discussions will continue between the owner of the Kino, Mick Hannigan, and the City Manager, Joe Gavin. We remain together as a committee, are still hopeful and will keep you up-to-date with any new developments.

The Save the Kino bank account will suspend accepting donations from close of business Monday 30th November next until we have a clearer picture of any progress. The current balance is E4384.44. To date E900 approx. has been incurred in expenses used to further publicize the Save the Kino campaign – leaflets, publicity t-shirts and website expenses. No further expenses have been incurred. The current balance of E4384.44 and any further contributions lodged before close of business on Monday 30th November 2009 will be held in trust (view trust document at to hopefully be put towards any viable project for re-opening the Kino.

A big thanks to all who have supported the campaign so far, financially and otherwise. We hope this will continue and that we will have some positive news soon!

The Kino will continue screenings this weekend.

edithapearce on December 27, 2009 at 4:54 am

The Kino duly shut its doors for good after the 7pm showing of “Shine” on Sunday 29th of November 2009.

popcorn_pete on September 10, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Building is at Washington Street West, 21 Washington Street is a bar.

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