The 'Grafton Cinema' on 72 Grafton Street, Dublin, showing the film 'Song of Norway' (first released November 1970).

Opened on the 11th of April 1911, the 'Grafton Cinema' remained open until 1973 when the building was converted for retail use.
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For more on Irish cinemas and film, check out 'Ireland at the Movies: See You at the Pictures' on RTÉ Player. This documentary examines how the pastime of cinema-going has evolved and features some amusing and tragic experiences associated with watching films in public venues.

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