Phoenix Centre

Church Road,
Ton Pentre, CF41 7EH

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Functions: Live Performances, Live Theatre, Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Maindy and Eastern Workmen's Hall

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440144.342.5894

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Phoenix Centre

The Maindy and Eastern Workmen’s Institute was opened in September 1895. It was expanded in 1904 to include a workmen’s hall. It has seating in stalls and circle levels, with the original seating capacity given as 630. It began to screen silent films in 1908 and became a full-time cinema.

Closed in 1971, it was converted into a bing club. In 1991, it had funding from the European Community and now operates as a community arts centre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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drb on January 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Major parts of the Season 2 Torchwood episode “From Out Of The Rain” were filmed inside the Phoenix, although another building stood in for the interior.

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