Lido Picture House [No Longer In Use] - Watercourse Road

Lido Picture House - Watercourse Road

The Lido officially opened on October 25th, 1931, providing hours of entertainment for local children who could not afford the ticket price of mainstream picture houses.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

City officials confirmed last night that they have bought the former Lido Cinema in Blackpool for €57,000 and plan to use it to house Cork Community Art Link (CCAL).

The group, the driving creative force behind the city’s hugely successful Dragon of Shandon Halloween festival, has been trying for almost 20 years to find a permanent base.

The Lido officially opened on October 25th, 1931, providing hours of entertainment for local children who could not afford the ticket price of mainstream picture houses. The first picture shown at the venue, which was run for over 30 years by Dubliner Eddie Coghlan, was Wild Company, starring Bela Lugosi, Frank Albertson and Joyce Compton, with two shows a day at 7pm and 9pm.

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