Everyman Cinema plan to open first branch outside of UK on Dawson St

by Rachel Darcy

A boutique cinema chain, Everyman, has applied for planning permission for its first Irish location, which will also be their first outside of the UK.

The chain has multiple outlets across the UK, with several cinemas in London, and is eyeing up a venue on Dawson Street next to The Ivy restaurant for its first Irish location, according to new plans filed with Dublin City Council.

The Everyman group announced earlier this year that it would open another 14 cinemas by 2022. This will be the group’s first cinema outside of the UK.

In the plans, the company details that it wants to develop part of the empty retail unit to construct a two-screen cinema, complete with bar and dining area spread across the ground floor and basement of the premises.

One cinema will contain 51 seats, whilst there will also be a larger 72-seater auditorium.

In the plans, the Everyman group say that it expects up to a thousand people to visit the venue each week. They added that the cinema will provide a “higher-order, boutique cinema on a smaller scale” compared to other city centre cinemas, including Cineworld and The Savoy.

A ruling is expected from Dublin City Council in the coming months, with the last date for observations being tomorrow, September 5.

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