Regent Cinema

Pontypridd, CF37

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Regent Cinema

Located in Hopkinstown, near to Pontypridd, Mid-Glamorgan. It was named after the Great Western Colliery, and opened in 1927 as a cinema. It had a 28 feet wide proscenium and a 17 feet deep stage with two dressing rooms. Picture and variety shows were presented. Often known as the New Cinema, according to legend this small hall was the first cinema in the South Wales Valleys to install sound, when it was equipped with a British Talking Pictures system.

Around 1950, it was equipped with a BTH sound system and had been re-named Regent Cinema. It also boasted a dance hall attached. The Regent Cinema closed in the early-1960’s and was converted into a bingo club. It later went on to other uses.

The building was demolished in 2010.

Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe

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Michael Williams
Michael Williams on September 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Just recently he remaining shell of the building burnt down and the site subsequently cleared

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