Park Hall Cinema

1 Cowbridge Road,
Pontyclun, CF72 9EE

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Park Hall Cinema

A very small and spartan welfare hall type cinema located in the village of Pontyclun. It had a 20 feet wide proscenium.

The Park Hall Cinema opened in 1930, it continued until the late-1970’s. It operated as a bingo club in the 1980’s until the early 1990’s. Since then the building became derelict, and suffered some damage by a fire in April 2001. The building became a danger, and the local council tried to contact the owners in 2004, who were believed to have gone to New Zealand. Contact had not been made by 2006, and due to children playing in the derelict building, a legal notice was served to demolish the vandalised building. It was demolished in October 2006 and planning permision was sought in June 2007 to build a Tesco Express store on the site.

Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

The Park Hall Cinema can be seen to the extreme left of this vintage 1955 photograph:
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Streamlite on September 6, 2016 at 4:18 am

Visiting this cinema well after bingo finished it was interesting to see Western Electric Universal bases on the projectors complete with disc turntables. A hard board projection box had been built in the middle of the circle seating and a further projector fitted in it. Why I can’t say,unless someone wanted to play cinemas, as no fire officer would have passed such a fit up!

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