1. As Dublin shopping centres go, the Omni always had a pretty sleek entrance out on the Swords Road
2. But everyone always went in the grittier back entrance instead because it was handier
3. Veteran fans of The Omni will remember Crazy Prices being replaced by Tesco
4. But the standout memory is always that the traffic management in the car park was nothing short of farcical
A black hole that, once you enter, could take hours to leave.
5. There was the Atari Expo outside that literally provided every service known to man
6. But it was inside that the wonders of Vero Moda, Penneys and Golden Discs existed for your shopping pleasure
7. It was a wonderful, comforting home away from home for DCU students
Mostly for Tesco Value cans.
8. Which always explained the bustling atmosphere in the cinema during random weekday afternoons
9. And a trip to the Omniplex would invariably go hand-in-hand with a visit to Eddie Rocket’s
@eddierockets #eddierockets I took this while I was waiting and then meant to take a picture of our food when we got it to enter the competition... but naturally got distracted by the food and ate it. So I don't actually have a picture of the actual food, just this picture of one of the fine jukeboxs in #eddierocketsomni
Sure why not.
10. The McDonald’s would keep their drive-thru open later than the actual restaurant – which was not ideal if you didn’t have a car
Late night cinema trips for DCU students were not accounted for by McD’s.
11. And the upstairs in Burger King was always temporarily closed for some reason
12. The Omni was known for its own particular brand of Z-list celeb appearances
13. The little 103 bus seemed to be specifically designed to do laps around Santry to drop people to the Omni
A fine, tiny little bus.
14. And finally… there was something oddly relaxing about sitting by the fountain
Nothing else to do? Ah, sure just chill at the fountain.
DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!