Irish cinema named one of the 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world 1 month ago

Irish cinema named one of the 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world

Just when we thought we couldn't miss the cinema any more than we already do...

While we all wait for the cinemas to safely reopen so we can check out the biggest and loudest movies on the biggest and loudest screens, Time Out Magazine has put together a list of what it considers to be the 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world, and an Irish cinema has cracked the top 20!


Stella Cinema, based in Rathmines in Dublin, landed at No.16 on the list, and this what the magazine had to say about the cinema:

"A beloved fleapit that closed in 2004, seemingly forever, the Stella sprung back into life in 2017 with a Gatsby-esque tszuj that restored it to its old 1920s grandeur. Mosaic tiling, art deco railings, hand painted ceiling, chandelier and the dress-to-impress The Stella Cocktail Club (a Star Wars t-shirt will do at a push) pushes the Scott Fitzgerald vibe into the realms of French martinis and bourbon cocktails. Oh, and the screen itself isn’t shabby either, with red armchairs, huge sofas and double beds to pick from. The Stellar used to Ireland’s largest cinema, now it’s just the swishest."

You can check out the full top 50 right here, but in case you're wondering, here are the top ten:

10. Puskin Art Cinema, Budapest

9. The Civic, Auckland

8. ArcLight Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles

7. The Astor, Melbourne

6. Cinema Dei Piccoli, Rome

5. The Electric, London

4. Cineteca Madrid, Madrid

3. Village East Cinema, New York

2. Le Grand Rex, Paris

1. Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam

The folks at the Stella Cinema took to their social media channels to say how happy they were to land on the list:

"Absolutely delighted to have been ranked at number 16 in @timeoutnewyork’s list of The 50 Most Beautiful Cinemas in The World! Side by side with absolute royalty and pioneers of the cinema landscape.

"Full article is available in our stories, a beautiful read for any cinema fan and of course the millions of us missing our local theatres during lockdown!"