Apollo Cinema

189 Ormeau Road,
Belfast, BT7 1SQ

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Previously operated by: Curran Theatres, Rank Organisation

Architects: Thomas McLean, John McBride Neill

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Apollo Cinema

The Apollo Cinema was situated at the corner of Ormeau Road and Agincourt Avenue. It opened on 30th October 1933 with “If I Had a Million” starring Gary Cooper and Charles Laughton. Designed by architect John McBride Neill, It had a 40 feet wide proscenium. In 1939 alterations were made to the plans of architect Thomas McLean. An independent cinema, it belonged to the McVea family, who sold it to the Curran Theatres chain in 1941.

Curran Theatres subsequently sold it to the Rank Organisation, who closed it on 1st December 1962. It was used as a bakery, until badly damaged in a fire. The repaired building, less the main frontage, became an Asian supermarket. It was demolished in November 2022.

Contributed by David Simpson

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popcorn_pete on April 28, 2019 at 6:07 am

Closed 1 December 1962

Robert JE Simpson
Robert JE Simpson on November 20, 2022 at 4:46 pm

89 years after opening to the month (October 2022), demolition of the site is in progress.

Biffaskin on July 2, 2023 at 8:55 am

Architect for this cinema was John McBride Neill. Alterations were made in 1939 to designs of Thomas McLean.

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