Odeon Port Talbot

Bethany Square & Forge Road,
Port Talbot, SA13

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geoffjc on March 10, 2018 at 6:14 am

In the book Odeon Cinemas 2,on pages 11/12, Allen Eyles records that the Majestic, having been planned by Odeon was built for Max Corne and part of the deal by which his cinema in Cardiff(recently reconstructed and named the New Imperial) was acquired for further rebuilding as an Odeon(opened 1936). Odeon (1943)purchased three of Corne’s four cinemas in South Wales, including the Majestic.

Sean Pursey
Sean Pursey on February 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Some additional info for the Majestic/Odeon.

Opened 11th January 1938 in an official ceremony with the mayor Sir Geoffrey Byass in attendance.

Films shown on the opening day were “The Show Goes on” and “There Goes My Girl”

The cinema was fitted with a Weston Electric Sound System.

The first Manager of the cinema was a Mr Vivian Aldridge who had previously managed the Gnoll Cinema in Neath for six years.