Last Days of the County - Cinema Paradiso, Castlebar Style

Following a request from a correspondent on the bulletin board
we took our camera out to record the last days of the County Cinema
before they literally 'put up a parking lot' as Joni Mitchell put it.

The doors closed for the last time in late 1998

Now it's about to be razed for an extended car park for Spencer Street.

These photographs may be the last you'll see

The queues for great films like ET used to line up along the footpath.

The side lane leads to the existing car park beneath the telecom tower.

The back of the cinema doesn't quite match the architectural front

Read some great movie memories from the County Cinema on the Nostalgia BB
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