Cork’s Kino to reopen as a live music venue, theatre space and cafe

Cork’s Kino to reopen as a live music venue, theatre space and cafe

The landmark Kino building in Cork City is taking on a new venture as a live music venue, theatre space and café under new management.

Promoters Ed O'Leary and Joe Kelly, better known as The Good Room, have announced that they will be taking over the former art house cinema mid-September.

The Good Room are the team behind the award-winning Live at St Luke's concert series, It Takes A Village Festival, Cork Podcast Festival, Crosstown Drift, and a host of other unique events around Cork city and county.

Cork’s Kino to reopen as a live music venue, theatre space and cafe

The new addition to their entertainment portfolio is set to be something special for the rebel city, particularly at a time when smaller venues are slim on the ground.

"We're really excited to take on this new venture. The Kino is an iconic landmark building in Cork city going back to its pool hall days through to its life as an art-house cinema. We've been on the hunt for this exact size and type of venue the past few years and the timing is perfect for both us and the city,” Ed O’Leary said.

We're going to spend a month working on refurbishments and will be installing a brand new sound and lighting set up

Doors are set to open mid-September and O’Leary has confirmed that along with having some incredible acts already booked in, the venue has partnered up with Cork festivals such as Sounds from a Safe Harbour, Cork Podcast Festival, Cork Folk Festival, and the Guinness Jazz Festival.

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