Pavilion Cinema

60 Eastgate,
Cowbridge, CF71 7AB

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Pavilion Cinema

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The Pavilion Cinema was built in the 1920’s and closed in the 1950’s. It originally featured and cinema and ballroom. The facade, including a single dome, is still somewhat of a strange sight in the market town of Cowbridge.

Sometime after closure it was used by the local council as a garage for rubbish trucks which accessed through the rear of the building into the auditorium; during this time the facade was left intact and peering through the original doors you could still see the original oak staircase.

The facade has now been fully restored and the building converted to office use.

Contributed by James Ruttley

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edithapearce on March 28, 2009 at 2:23 am

This very unusual cinema was one of the few 16mm static cinemas in Wales. Most 16mm cinemas were portable fit ups that moved from village to village giving presentations in village halls and miner’s institutes.

edithapearce on June 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

I’ve looked at the picture of the pavilion Cinema posted by Lost Memory with some interest. Although I never visited this hall, I spent some considerable time out side of it,trapped in buses that were passing through the A48 Cowbridge traffic bottleneck.
The hall was certainly closed by 1955 and had a considerable air of dereliction at that time. The one thing that I can recall was that the hall was entirely painted a dark shade of blue, which when covered with dust, made it very noticeable.The word “Pavilion” in large white letters was fixed to the front of the canopy ironwork.

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