Palace Cinema

Brecon Road,
Hirwaun, CF44

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Palace Cinema

Located in the Rhondda Valley. By 1954, the only cinema operating in Hirwain was the Palace Cinema with 650 seats. The Palace Cinema was operated by Hirwain Welfare Association.

The Palace Cinema stood on a prominent corner with its entrance facing Brecon Road. The front of the cinema consisted of an arched entrance beneath a square tower. The top of the tower bore the word ‘Palace’ in very large white letters.

Inside the auditorium, there was a 22 feet wide proscenium. The Palace Cinema was still listed in 1966 (when the town name was spelt Hirwaun), and it had gone from listings by 1980.

Contributed by Editha Pearce

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Biffaskin
Biffaskin on October 12, 2020 at 12:29 pm

The Victoria Hall was located off of Cross Street. When the Palace was opened, the Victoria Hall was converted into a Billiards Hall, which lasted into the 1960s, so two very separate venues.

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