The Former Carlton Theatre, O'Connell Street, Dublin

Robinson & Keefe
Date Built
O'Connell Street
The Carlton opened on April 16, 1938.  The building was designed by the architectural practice of Robinson & Keefe.  The Cinema Treasures website says that it was built in, "Art Deco style," and, "Inside, the decoration relied principally on the use of paint and lighting, but two large displays with a musical instrument motif were formed by twenty panels on either side of the screen. There was seating for 1,500 in the stalls and 500 in the circle. A stage and dressing room were also included in the design."

In more recent years MGM purchased the building and converted it into a 3 screen format, and later 4 screens.  However, it closed for the last time as a cinema in October of 1996.  Today it is home to the XD Theatre offering a 4-D experience to customers.