Haggar's Cinema

14 Main Street,
Pembroke, SA71 4NP

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Haggar's Cinema

A early-20th Century picture of this theatre was seen in a photographic collection entitled “Old Pembrokeshire” by Roger W. Davies. The Pembroke Cinema was opened in 1910. After World War I it was re-named Haggar’s Cinema. It was closed in the summer of 1984, becoming a bingo club and snooker hall.

Today the building is in use as Paddles Nightclub.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 29, 2005 at 7:37 am

Here is a photo of Main Street in Pembroke. The caption in Roger Davies' book of photos, Old Pembrokeshire, reads:

“A view of Main Street, Pembroke looking into Castle Terrace and showing the Castle in the background. On the right is Williams' Shoe Shop with its impressive portico, alas no longer standing; then there is Halls the Bakers, next to Pembroke Cinema. Another impressive card by Mortimer Allen of Tenby.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 29, 2005 at 8:26 am

The Pembroke Cinema, Pembroke Town is listed in Kine' Yearbooks from at least 1937 until at least 1980 as Haggar’s Cinema operated by Walter Haggar. By 1980 L.W.Haggar & Son were operators and it is listed with a bingo club above the 277 seat cinema.

Ian on July 30, 2005 at 1:05 am

I can remember seeing Plaza Suite here when on holiday once. It was very small with seats on a single level and you entered the auditorium at the screen end of the building.

Ian on January 27, 2006 at 7:13 am

Exterior photo of Haggars here:

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Mike_Blakemore on October 1, 2012 at 5:41 am

Found this picture by chance.. Forgot I had it..

popcorn_pete on November 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm

The Pembroke Cinema opened about 1910 and was renamed Haggar’s after the outbreak of the Great War. Paddles appears to be still going.

popcorn_pete on January 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm

The cinema appears to have closed in summer 1984 after which it was Embassy Snooker. A fire occurred in the building in April 1991 although newspaper reports seem to suggest that the cinema or snooker were not affected. Maybe the hall lays back from the front.

bobtomgrim on November 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

I have seen reference to Australia Hall being used as a cinema in Pembroke

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