Light House Cinema

Light House Cinema
Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Dublin’s Light House Cinema is a grand spot for a limited release film, arthouse movies, foreign films or themed nights. In Smithfield, it doesn’t have the rushed feel of other city centre cinemas so it’s a much calmer and relaxed experience and the chairs are very, very comfy. Their café is also a nice spot to visit for an afternoon so you could do a lot worse for yourself than visit here.


What has it got? 

Seating: They have spaces available for wheelchair users in every screen.

Doors: The front door normally has a security guard there so they can grab the door for you. Elsewhere, the doors are easy to open, even if they’re somewhat hard to find.

Stairs: They have a lift that goes to all three floors.

Ground: Wooden flooring and carpets.

Bathrooms: The wheelchair cubicle on the ground floor is quite tight for space, measuring 60×63 inches. The door opens inwards so it’s a very tight squeeze for a wheelchair. On level -2, there is a massive wheelchair bathroom, measuring 65×125 inches. You will need a code for the door and there’s always a member of staff close by. On level -3, the wheelchair cubicle measures 60×80 inches and the door opens inwards so it will be tight for larger wheelchairs.

Spaciousness: If there’s one thing Light House has, it’s loads of space. Roomy and then some.

Helpfulness of Staff: I didn’t need assistance because it was so easy to get around but I’m sure the staff are willing to give a hand when needed.

Parking: There is wheelchair parking beside the Maldron Hotel on Market Square and wheelchair parking in the car park beside the cinema.


Rating: 9.5/10
Why did it lose points? The wheelchair cubicles on the ground floor and level -3 are too tight but all of the space on -3 makes up for that. This is a gorgeous cinema to visit for an eve and you can catch some great movies, old and new, here. 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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