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General News / July 5, 2021

Dublin to get first rooftop cinema on top of multistorey car park

Trinity Street Car Park via Deutsche Finance International
General News / July 5, 2021

Dublin to get first rooftop cinema on top of multistorey car park

Words: Dylan Murphy

The open-air city centre cinema and restaurant on top of Trinity Street Cark Park was granted permission by Dublin City Council.

According to the Irish Times, the capital will have its first rooftop cinema on the upper floors of Trinity Street Car Park.

Plans were approved to transform the top level of the multi-storey car park just off Dame Street into a cinema and restaurant, while the fifth floor will become home to a gallery and exhibition area.

Derry chef Niall Davidson devised the plan and his company Table 21 has been granted permission for restaurant and open air cinema on the top floor for a maximum of three years.

His plans were instigated due to a lack of confidence that indoor dining would return before autumn in Dublin.

There are limits imposed on the new project. The gallery, restaurant and cinema will be closed to the public between 12 midnight and 8am each day and council planners indicated that proposed cocktail bar would not be permitted to operate separately.

However, the council has attached a condition that the uses are limited to a gallery, licensed outdoor restaurant and cinema which shall be closed to the public between midnight and 8am daily.

The owners of the Trinity Street car park, Bashview, said the plans for a temporary rooftop cinema and restaurant did not halt their plans to demolish the building after they got planning permission from An Bord Pleanála to build a nine-storey office block on the site with a restaurant on the bottom floor.