Albert Hall Cinema

Cradock Street,
Swansea, SA1 3EP

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Ian
Ian on March 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

March 2012 picture. The disintegration of the rendering is revealing the original stone fa├žade

ALBERT HALL

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on November 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

Here is a website i have opened up to start a campaign going to get the glorious Albert Hall reopen again. Any feedback would be appreciated and used. I need as much info as possible. http://www.spanglefish.com/swanseasalberthallreborn/index.asp?pageid=349183

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on November 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

The Albert Hall projection box was converted into the staff room for the bingo staff. The Albert Hall is a listed building, since 1987.

edithapearce
edithapearce on March 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Is the Albert’s projection box, complete with projectors, still intact? In the early 1960s it was regarded by Withers projectionists as being the best positioned box South Wales.

Have there been any attempts to make the Albert a listed building?

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on March 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

My fight to bring the Albert Hall back o the people of Swansea has begun.
Any help anyone can offer in the long trek ahead will be very welcome.

View link

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on February 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm

THe building is slowly starting to look in a very sad state.
Plaster work is coming of the main front at pavement level and trees are growing at the higher levels. Also, there are barricades along the side of the building to prevent passersby being hit by falling bricks.

Anyone have any news on the future of this stunning building?

edithapearce
edithapearce on October 6, 2009 at 10:07 am

The Albert Hall (Swansea) and the Plaza (Cardiff) were the two flagship cinemas of the Jackson Withers circuit. Whilst I worked in the Warner Pathe Vaults, the company always made a point of repair shop checking any print that was to go to these cinemas.
As far as the Withers projectionists were concerned, you had reached the top flight of the local projectionists ladder if you could secure a position at the Albert. The Albert being considered far more projectionist friendly than the strictly run Plaza under the managership of Dai John.

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:54 pm

View from rear stalls. the bottom of the screen would be along the bottom of the blue stage balcony installed for bingo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2220806480/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Close up of the stage area showing the great plaster work along the ceiling. Part of this collapsed a few years ago and Mecca were told to replace it as it is a listed building!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2220807822/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm

The huge stage area. The screen was placed halfway back in the middle of the red arches. If you sat in the front 5 or 6 rows the screen was very high.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2220809108/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Bingo callers booth with a lot of wonderful plaster work behind!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2220811186/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Side view of the top the building from a car park on The Kingsway.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2219971371/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Front view a few days after closure on March 31st 2007
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/2220767644/

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

MY GOD IVE JUST POSTED MY FIRST PHOTO AFTER TRYING FOR NEARLY ONE YEAR! YEEEEEHA!

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm

View from top of Walters Road.IMG_0618