Description

Capitol Cinema, Princes Street began life in the early 1920s as LaScala Theatre and Ballroom. In 1927 Ireland's first talking picture, The Singing Fool starring Al Jolson was presented in the Capitol. The cinema closed in 1972.

The Capitol cinema is mentioned by some of the interviewees

Capitol Cinema, Princes Street 1954. From Purcell, D. (2007) Follow Me Down to Dublin. Ireland: Hodder Headline. p.vi (Image courtesy of Failte Ireland)

Item Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photograph

About this item

Spatial Coverage

O'Connell Street Area

Subject

Cinemas

Provenance

11.30.1953

Date Added

05.09.2009

Citation

"Capitol Cinema, Princes Street 1954." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #215 (accessed November 22 2017, 11:16 am)