Memorial Hall Cinema

Towyn Road and Park Street,
New Quay, SA45 9QQ

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Functions: Community Center

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Memorial Hall Cinema

The Memorial Hall was built prior to 1900. It was listed as a cinema from around 1947. At that time it had a 24 feet wide proscenium. It was still operating as a cinema in 2011, but had dropped films by 2017 and is in use as a community hall.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Capelmawr on July 26, 2009 at 4:58 am

Early picture shows were held here by William Haggar and Arthur Cheetham (and possibly John Codman), the Welsh Cinema Pioneers, in the first decade of the twentieth century. In 1966 the lessee was a J.L. Briddon and the venue seated 350 patrons. Cinemascope was fitted circa 1955 with a 20 foot wide screen in the 25 feet proscenium.
The cinema was open from Easter to October (closed throughout the winter) with one show daily on Tuesdays to Frisdays. There were two changes of programme per week. Admission was 2/– to 4/6d in 1966.

lordiwan on June 23, 2013 at 5:56 am

In 1966 the lessee was jlbriddon before that was DClloyd Aberaeron cinema company who ran it every wednesday friday. jbriddon took over in 1966 installing cinemascope the cinema opened for 5nights in july august, then 4nights in the winter until 1991 it did reopen for short time under a MR D Gillman but closed after the summer season reopening again by memorialhall committee 2011 and was fitted out with secondhand projectors given by cineworld and reel cinemas it is still open runs once a month in winter and three times a week in summer i am the person JLBRIDDON who ran it from 1966 i also ran memorialhall aberaeron, victoria hall lampeter

Streamlite on June 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm

This hall no longer shows films but is still open for community use

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