Market Hall Cinema

Market Square,
Brynmawr, NP3 4AJ

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Town Hall Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440149.531.0576

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Market Hall Cinema

The Market Hall was built in 1894, and has been used as a cinema since the early 1900’s. It was listed in 1937 as the Town Hall Cinema with 800 seats. It has a 35 feet wide proscenium, a 30 feet deep stage and three dressing rooms.

In the early-1950’s, it was re-named Market Hall Cinema. The exterior of the building was renovated in 2008, with funding from the Welsh Assembly. It was re-opened in May 2017.

In May 2022 the Freehold of the building was transferred from the local Council to the Market Hall Cinema & Arts Group who operate the building. They hope to add a 2nd screen within the next 5 years.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 16, 2008 at 5:16 am

The Market Hall Cinema, photographed in January 2006:

popcorn_pete on December 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

In December 2016 the press reported that the cinema had temporarily closed due to asbestos. In 2013 council funding cuts meant it was taken over by a community group. There are plans for a 130-seat screen with digital projection and luxury chairs. The hall itself first opened on 28 February 1894.

Ian on June 12, 2017 at 2:00 am

After a long battle with the Council, the Market Hall cinema was reopened in May 2017


PhilipWW on July 24, 2018 at 9:38 am

Just uploaded a photo of the interior taken from an article on Britain’s best cinemas. An excellent interior with an impressive Scope screen.

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