Dublin's Stella Cinema has been ranked at number 16 on TimeOut's list of the world's most beautiful cinemas.

Located in heart of Dublin 6, the theatre was originally designed by architectural firm Higginbotham & Stafford and was opened in 1923.

It once held 1,283 patrons, making it Ireland's largest cinema at the time, and even featured an art-deco style ballroom on the first floor and a fountain in the foyer.

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The Rathmines venue closed it's doors in 2004 but was restored to its original glory when it was reopened in 2017.

During the renovation, the owners uncovered some of the building's historical features including a note from three of its 1920s builders found plastered into the ceiling.?

In addition, they unearthed the original facade with granite pilasters, decorative ceiling moldings, detailed mosaic tiling with the original Stella logo, and "a typical art deco" handrail leading to the first floor.

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According to TimeOut, the Stella made the cut thanks to its "Gatsby-esque tszuj" that restored it to its old 1920s grandeur.

The author credited the hand painted ceiling, beautiful chandelier and swanky cocktail club for the cinema's F. Scott Fitzgerald vibe, and praised the interior design of classic red armchairs, giant couches and double beds for its comfort and style. 

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Making the top 20 is high praise indeed when you consider the calibre of cinemas in the mix from around the globe.

Taking the top spot is the Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam, an "elegant mash-up of art deco and art nouveau styles with sleek modernist touches".

The Le Grand Rex in Paris is a close second thanks to its reputation as one of the city's most cherished cultural institutions.

And third place goes to the Village East Cinema in New York, a Moorish Revival movie palace constructed in the 1920s.

TimeOut's full list of the 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world can be found here.