Workmen's Hall Cinema

101 Aber-Rhondda Road,
Ynishir, CF39 0AU

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Previously operated by: Poole's Theatres Ltd.

Functions: Community Center

Previous Names: Workmen's Hall

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Located in Ynishir, to the north of Porth, Glamorgan. The 800-seat Workmen’s Hall was operating as a cinema by 1914 when it was operated by the Poole’s Theatres Ltd. chain. From the 1920’s it was independently operated. The proscenium was 27ft wide and there was a stage and two dressing rooms. By 1937 it had been equipped with a British Talking Pictures(BTP) sound system. It was still open in 1954 when the seating capacity had been reduced to 567 and it had a GB-Kalee sound system. It had closed by 1958.

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