Empire Cinema

Llanbradach, CF83

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Previous Names: Kinema

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Empire Cinema

Located in Llanbradach, near Caerphilly. Originally opened as the Kinema. By 1931 it was listed as the Empire Cinema (Closed). It had re-opened by 1933 when it was operated by the W.R. Thomas circuit.

It was still open in 1954, but had closed by 1963.

Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe

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Capelmawr on July 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Whilst being unaware of when the cinema opened, it was certainly in existence in 1938, with Maddison sound supplying the sound. At this time it had 550 seats priced at 5d to 1/– with one show per night. By 1951 it was in the hands of J.R. Lewis of Caerphilly and had reduced its seating to 500 seats priced at 7d to 1/6d, but still with just the one show per night.

Streamlite on October 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm

I think both the photographs on this listing are of the same building which I understood was the Workman’s Hall.

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