Ireland’s first purpose built digital cinema will open later this year

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OMNIPLEX, Irelands largest cinema group, today officially unveiled plans for a new concept 3 screen, 571 seater cinema located in the Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines, Dublin 6.


Construction has commenced on the project which is scheduled to open this November.


Swan Cinemas is the first cinema in Dublin custom designed for Digital cinema. Showcasing the very latest 3D technology will give patrons an unparalleled movie going experience. Programming policy will cater largely for mainstream movies however, digital facilities will allow for a more diverse and varied programming schedule considering the population mix within the Rathmines and wider Dublin 6 area.


Commenting on the €3,000,000 investment, Paul Anderson (Omniplex / Swan Cinemas, Managing Director) said, “Having pursued plans for a cinema in Rathmines for over 10 years we are delighted that, at last, the people of Rathmines and the wider communities of Dublin 6 will have a quality cinema on their doorstep”.


Rathmines has been without a cinema since the closure of the Stella over 5 years ago. The entire Dublin 6 region has been underserved by cinema since before the closure of the Classic Cinema in Harold’s Cross (originally named ‘The Kenilworth’) in August 2003. The state of the art Swan Cinemas will be an invaluable tool in revitalising the local area.

It is expected that up to 20 full and part time jobs will be created at Swan Cinemas. 

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