It's the end of an era for Dublin's Screen cinema, which has been operating in the city centre since 1980, while there has been a cinema on the site for the past eighty years.

The cinema will close its doors officially on February 29th, with the iconic bronze usher statue already removed from the front of the premises.

The closure has been on the cards these last few months, and it's been reported by The Irish Times that remaining staff (of which there is only four) were offered redundancy or a transfer to fellow IMC cinema the Savoy on O'Connell's Street, however it's since emerged that the redundancy package has been taken off the table.

We contacted IMC but their official line at the moment is 'No comment'.