Video: Demolition works begin on former Douglas cinema

Video: Demolition works begin on former Douglas cinema
Former Douglas Cinema demolition for new Aldi building, Douglas, Cork. Picture: Jim Coughlan

Demolition works have begun at CinemaWorld in Douglas following its closure last October.

Crews have moved on site to tear down the much-loved former cinema, which will be replaced with an Aldi supermarket. 

The cinema had been in operation for 25 years in Douglas village.

Construction on the new Aldi site is due to commence immediately after demolition works are complete, with plans to open by the end of this year.

The 1,000 square-metre store will be powered by 100% green electricity, with free car parking available for customers.

The development is expected to generate 20 new permanent jobs at the store and support up to 60 construction jobs during the building phase.

Niall O’Connor, Managing Director Aldi Mitchelstown Region, said the supermarket would be a boost to the area, which already has a Dunnes Stores.

“This is great news for shoppers and for employment in the town," he said. 

A Tesco supermarket in Douglas is currently closed following a devastating fire at Douglas Village Shopping Centre last summer. 

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