The Ambassador theater of Dublin !

I crossed the channel to visit a country always heard about and never been until then, It was a wonderful trip and nice available time to see a bit of the City with many posts in my blog, However, I found me new pictures not in my blog and they should, so therefore, decided to do a post on the Ambassador Theater of Dublin, Hope you enjoy the post as I

dublin ambassador theatre front oct16

Well for many  years heard of Dublin  ,in fact used to lived near a neighborhood that was called and still is  Dublin for the many Irish immigrants there. This was back in Perth Amboy, New Jersey USA. (see posts). The reason of this post is on the Ambassador Theater an impressive building built like a Roman amphitheater , now holding concerts and events, not bad at all, It is located by Parnell Square South on Upper O’Connell Street.

Dublin Ambassador theater oct16

A bit of history I like

The building was constructed as part of the Rotunda Hospital in 1764 as an assembly hall and social rooms on what is now called Parnell Street. From 1897 onwards, the venue was given the name Rotunda Room and hosted a number of moving picture screenings which were a great novelty at the time. From about 1908 onwards, it was used more regularly to show film presentations and in 1910 it became a full-time cinema, with 736 seats,

In the 1950s, the cinema was redesigned, increasing the capacity to 1,200. Added to the main hall was a balcony ,containing 500 seats with private boxes. A new entrance area was also constructed. The cinema was reopened on 23 September 1954 as the Ambassador. It became a gala event venue, holding screenings of many films for the first time In 1977, the cinema was forced to close briefly, but it reopened that summer under new ownership. A new group ran the cinema until 1988, and it played mainly children’s films and its sequels. In 1988, with single-screen cinemas on the wane, it closed. However, in 1994 it was given a new lease of life when it reopened under new ownership On 27 September 1999, after 45 years, the cinema closed.

This however was not the end of the venue. Entertainment promoters leased the building and for a number of years ran the Ambassador as a live music venue, until 2008. The Ambassador now hosts a variety of events including exhibitions, one-off concerts and corporate events. Which I happened to passed by but no time to see a performance still.

Dublin Ambassador theatre side fr oconnell oct16

The Dublin tourist office on the Ambassador

The Dublin city council on getting around the city

There you go folks, feel doing justice to a wonderful monument of Dublin that should with more time enjoy it . This was a memorable trip and just when were preparing to go back we got hit with this virus. It will have to wait and hopefully back eventually, Again, hope you enjoy this post on the Ambassador Theater of Dublin as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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