Conway Cinema

Bath Street,
Aberystwyth, SY23

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Previous Names: Little Theatre

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Conway Cinema

Located in a former swimming pool which was converted into the Little Theatre in the late-1940’s. The Conway Cinema was opened by 1963. It was operated by D.M. Davis, who also operated the towns' Celtic Cinema (in the adjacent former swimming pool, which has its own page on Cinema Treasures) and Cambria Cinema. The Conway Cinema had a 24ft wide proscenium and was equipped with a British Thomson-Houston(BTH) sound system. It was still open in 1969, but had closed by 1980.

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DavidSimpson on July 19, 2021 at 1:02 am

The Conway cinema building began life in 1880 as a ladies' swimming pool (the gents' pool was next door, in what was to become the Celtic Cinema - see separate Cinema Treasures entry). At this time the road was called Newfoundland Street, as the buildings were constructed on ‘newly-found’ land. However, the baths became so important that the road was renamed Bath Street. Mixed bathing was allowed after the First World War, when the gents' pool was closed and converted into the Imperial Cinema (later the Celtic). After the Second World War the surviving pool was covered over and the building was converted into the Little Theatre, and became home to the Regency Players. Then, in 1962, David Davies converted it into the Conway Cinema. That closed on or around 28th May 1976, so it didn’t run for very long as a ‘second screen’ to the Commodore.

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