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Ireland is a nation of storytellers, and that explains why it’s a dominant force both in movie-making – thanks to notables like Martin McDonagh, Saoirse Ronan and Cillian Murphy – and movie-watching. Per capita, Ireland’s cinema attendance is consistently the highest in Europe... which says all that’s needed about the draw of a gripping story here.
In Dublin, film buffs have a healthy selection of places to watch domestic shorts and major blockbusters, whether in tucked-away basements or landmark buildings. Depending on taste and time, cinephiles can choose between multiplexes offering bags of choice (and bags of sweets) and artsy cinemas with more high-brow curation. For a guaranteed fun night out – or for when you simply want to crash after finishing up at a bar or restaurant – these are the absolute best cinemas in Dublin.
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