Gaiety Cinema

Parish Road,
Beddau,
Pontypridd, CF38 2BT

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Gaiety Cinema

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Originally the Cwm & Llantwit Welfare Hall & Institute in the mining area of Beddau. It was operating in 1937 as the Gaiety Theatre. The building had a 22 feet wide proscenium, an 11 feet deep stage and two dressing rooms.

It had gone from official listings by 1963 and had ceased showing films around 1970. The building is still in use as a community hall.

Contributed by Editha Pearce

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Capelmawr
Capelmawr on July 26, 2011 at 5:17 am

The cinema was operating in 1938 providing 420 seats at 3d to 1/–. Sound was by a B.T.F. system. Seating was reduced to 416 seats by 1951 priced at 9d to 1/9d. Shows were once nightly with 2 programme changes per week. A Dance Hall was noted as being attached to the cinema. Seating was further reduced by 1966, possibly to cater for the new lines of sight when Cinemascope was installed in the fifties when the proscenium was noted as being 30 feet wide containing a 26 feet by 11 feet 6 inches screen. Programmes were still once per night with two changes per week. THREE dressing rooms were now noted so it is possible that ocassional variety shows had been introduced.

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