Anything more about the poor auld Abbey? In fact its got me thinking about a lot of our entertainment venues in the city. The UCG complex is being renovated on Parnell St. However the Savoy and Screen cinemas remain in some horrible 70s nightmare. I was in the Screen the other night.... great auditorium but awful sound and crap seating. Am I right in thinking it is owned by the same family or company as the Savoy. How on earth the Savoy has traded on its size and location alone for so long is amazing. Very little imagination or effort has gone into amking it more of an experience going t the movies here. I am sure we have said the same on a previous thread.
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I passed the Olympia only the other day and was just thinking that it badly needed restoration - some of the ironwork is in poor condition and the stuccowork heavily over-painted.
Many of the signs outside are cheap and clutter up the facade.
Above street level its a bit grotty too.
Still, a charmingly inoffensive building - so much more typical of the city's previous music halls and theatres than say - the likes of the Gaiety.
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