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Thursday 23 November 2017

Light House cinema is flickering back to life

DUBLIN'S popular Light House Cinema is to re-open under new management just nine months after closing.

The Smithfield venue shut last April when its then operators were unable to pay the rent.

However, a deal has been reached for it to begin showing films again.

It will even stage screenings as part of the annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The Herald understands the cinema will re-open under the new management of Element Pictures, a production company run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.

Element also operates an Irish film distribution company, Element Pictures Distribution.

It was involved in producing films like This Must Be The Place and The Guard.

The firm is now looking to fill new staff posts.

Some 20 staff lost their jobs when the owner of the Light House building, developer John Flynn, successfully applied for a winding up order.

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