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Light House Cinema High court update on closure

movie news | 28 Mar 2011 | 7 comments

Cinema owners go to court to get extension on winding up petition.

In the High Court today, The troubled Light House cinema in Smithfield was granted an adjournment until Friday April 15th. A winding up petition had previously been brought by landlord John Flynn seeking to increase rent from €100,000 to €200,000 a year.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy said the company was not in debt and had a tax clearance cert. She said the adjournment would allow the board to adopt a "reasonable approach" to the best interest of the company and its creditors and would "act decisively in relation to the matter".

Speaking of the situation, Minster for Tourism, Arts and Culture Jimmy Deenihan said the State had two options if the Light House cinema were to close. State funding of €1.75 million could be demanded back. Alternatively the consortium could run an art house cinema on the site as a going concern.

The cinema remains open during this time. Check out cinema times here. 

Previously --> Lighthouse Cinema faces closure



  • clivebb

    Great possitive news there. Thank you for posting that

  • seamyfox

    They have too much competition with IFI and Screen.  Maybe if they tried some more main stream films as well they might survive.

  • Mr_Twist

    Well this is a positive
    Went in there to watch Submarine last week with herself and we had a great time. Heres hoping what the gov funding threat pays off

  • ssconnolly

    I love the cinema but realistically if it closed it wouldn't impact me too much. Rarely get to see a film there as it's a bit out of the way.

  • gmiskelly

    And...its gone

  • masonica

    A sad day indeed. A shameful day too.

  • Massman

    Now that is a pity!

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