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Beloved Cork city cinema reopens under new name after major refurbishment

by Stewart Cole

The Arc Cinema Cork (photo: arccinemacork)

Cork City’s Gate Cinema on North Main Street closed abruptly in August as it underwent a major refurbishment.

The building will reopen on Monday, December 4, and will be renamed “The Arc Cinema” under new owners who promise a new look, new feel and a brand new experience.

Kicking off the reopening celebrations will be the IndieCork Film Festival.

The festival is one of the largest celebrations of independent cinema in the country and runs from Friday 15th December to Friday 22nd December. It will be the first screen event in the stylish new venue.

This year’s program has world premieres of internationally acclaimed documentaries and features, special focus programs and an extensive selection of short films curated from a record number of entries this year.

The evening’s opening film is “The Trouble with Jessica,” directed by Matt Winn, who will be in attendance on the night. Winner of both the Special Jury and the Audience Award, this charming film features a strong cast of British actors.

“We are thrilled to bring IndieCork to the Arc Cinemas family. We really appreciate the patience and understanding of Úna, Mick and the whole IndieCork team and are delighted to open our newly renovated cinema with another fantastic edition of the festival. We look forward to bringing the best of Cork, Irish and International independent film to the screen,” said Tracey O’Brien from The Arc Cinema.

Arc Cinema has three other locations across Ireland: Wexford, Navan and Drogheda.

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