Alma Terrace, Taibach,
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A not very attractive building situated off Alma Terrace, Taibach, Port Talbot. The outside of the building had rough cast cement walls that left it looking more like a warehouse than a cinema. The entrance was via an open porch that was closed off with railings when the cinema was shut. Its main outside form of advertising was a triple quad hoarding on the outside wall.
The Workmen’s Hall was opened in October 1872. It was converted into a cinema in 1911, and gained a stage show licence in 1913 when it was re-named Taibach Picture Palace. After the end of World War I in 1918, it was re-named Picturedrome, and had a 30 feet wide proscenium. It was still open in 1966, but soon went over to bingo use, which closed in 1984. After standing derelict for a while, it re-opened as a cinema on 12th December 1986 and closed in June 1988 with Peter Ustinov in “Appointment With Death”. The building was converted into a nursing home.
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