Get set for a truly unique cinema experience in the beautifully restored Stella Theatre, an iconic cinematic landmark which sits confidently in heart of Dublin 6. The cinema itself has been sympathetically restored to reflect the glamour and glitz of the 1920’s for an entire new generation of movie-goers.
Originally opening its doors in 1923, the theatre was affectionately named The Stella, designed by architectural firm Higginbotham & Stafford it held 1,283 patrons, making it Ireland’s largest cinema at the time. In true art-deco style it featured a ballroom on the first floor and an incredible fountain in the foyer.
During the current restoration, some beautiful original 1920s features such as the original façade with granite pilasters were uncovered, along with a typical art deco handrail which guides you up to the first-floor balcony, detailed mosaic tiling of the original Stella logo and original decorative ceiling mouldings which have been kindly restored and dotted throughout the theatre. The original suspended projection booth is also still in place.
Today, The Stella Theatre comprises of one eye-catching large screening room with a large balcony bedecked with a beautifully ornate ceiling. On the first floor there’s The Stella Cocktail Club, which is accessible through the cinema and has its own separate entrance from the main street as well as the Refreshments Bar in the foyer. All three elements combine to create a cinematic experience like no other in Ireland.
We welcome you to sink into one of our many large, luxurious red armchairs, comfy sofas made for two or collapse into one of our big double beds that engulf the front row, while taking in the latest blockbuster releases. Keep the winter chill at bay with one of our warm snug blankets as we bring you mouth-watering food and fine cocktails right to your seat.
The Stella Theatre is open for business seven days a week screening the newest movies. Every Friday and Saturday we’ll play host to the night owls of Dublin with a special midnight screening and ensure young families are well entertained with a weekly Kid’s Club.