Stella ranked in world’s top 20 cinemas

by Gazette Reporter

AN ICONIC Dublin cinema has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world.

Stella Cinema in Rathmines ranked number 16 in Timeout.com’s top 100. The popular picture house, which reopened in 2017, was ranked ahead of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles which has hosted a number of Academy Awards ceremonies in the past.

Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam managed to scoop the top spot.

Timeout describes the Stella as: “A beloved fleapit that closed in 2004, seemingly forever, the Stella sprung back into life in 2017 with a Gatsby-esque tszuj that restored it to its old 1920s grandeur.

“Mosaic tiling, art deco railings, hand painted ceiling, chandelier and the dress-to-impress The Stella Cocktail Club (a Star Wars t-shirt will do at a push) pushes the Scott Fitzgerald vibe into the realms of French martinis and bourbon cocktails.

“ Oh, and the screen itself isn’t shabby either, with red armchairs, huge sofas and double beds to pick from. The Stellar used to Ireland’s largest cinema, now it’s just the swishest.”

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