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Six screen Shannon cinema set for December opening

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Planning permission has been granted for a six screen cinema in SkyCourt Shopping Centre, Shannon.

Work on the €2m project is to begin next month and will be open in time to screen Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December according to Omniplex Cinemas.

In a statement to The Clare Echo on Wednesday, Mark Anderson Director of Omniplex Cinemas expressed their delight that Clare County Council awarded them planning permission to commence the development.

“Works, which are estimated to take three months, will commence next month and we will open in time for a list of blockbuster movies including Jumanji: The Next Level, Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Cats and Little Women with many more fantastic titles to come”.

Omniplex involvement in Shannon comes in line with the cinema group’s expansion plans in the Republic of Ireland including a 10 screen D’Luxx Cinema in Salthill, Galway as well as cinema plans in Ballinasloe, Killarney, Longford and Roscommon. Omniplex also recently announced plans for a 5 screen cinema in Mullingar.


Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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