The Stella, in Rathmines in Dublin, has been named the best cinema in Britain and Ireland by Time Out, the travel and entertainment guide.
The cinema, which first opened in 1923, was restored to its art-deco glory in 2017 by its new owner, the Press Up Hospitality Group, after being closed for a decade. Seating just 216 people at full capacity, it features rows of deep leather armchairs and sofas. In front of each seat is a leather ottoman to stretch the legs on, and inside it a cashmere blanket for cosiness, and space to stow coats or bags.
The Stella’s “swish art deco details, outlandishly comfy seating (and beds), a destination cocktail bar, and the ever-friendly staff make this seriously seductive Dublin cinema our number one pick”, Time Out says.
Main image: Stella cinema in Rathmines. Photo from Irish Times