THIS IS WHAT REPLACED THE JACKIE OH MURAL AT THE KINO IN CORK
Photographed August 2021 and May 2022
Dragon by Dan Leo has replaced the Jackie Oh mural at the Kino on Washington Street in Cork and to be honest I am a bit disappointed but that does not mean that I do not like the new artwork.
Jackie Oh!, a woman is wearing a T-shirt of Cork band The Frank and Walters and features a tattoo on her left arm of Gregory Peck and Moby Dick in a nod to the movie filmed in Youghal. When I was young Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was frequently referred to as “Jackie Oh” but I do not know if it refers to anyone in particular in this instance
I first photographed the Jackie Oh mural in July 2016 and have always liked it but when I visited in May 2022 I was surprised to discover that it had been replaced. However when I checked my photographs from August 2021 I discovered that Jackie Oh had already been replaced … I do not know how I missed that and I do not know when it was replaced.
Recently, not sure when, the Kino cultural complex reopened as a fully-licenced bar and nightclub. The 250 person capacity venue, which has functioned as an arthouse cinema and gig venue, is now being marketed as nightclubbing space . To the best of my knowledge it operated as a coffee shop in recent years.
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