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The Strand Arts Centre - Open House Belfast
Sat 22 October 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
Northern Ireland’s oldest cinema, established in 1935. Opened as a one screen cinema, it changed into a variety theatre (1984), before being refurbished as a four-screen cinema (1988). Since 2013, it has operated as a vibrant independent Arts Centre with daily cinema screenings.
RPP architects won an RIA architectural award in 1998 for renovating the façade.On the tour you will see its Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls, porthole doors and lighting), 35mm film and digital projectors.
Meeting point: Foyer
Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible; a few sets of stairs in tour
Architect: John McBride Neil
For more events in the Open House Belfast festival, visit http://openhousebelfast.org