Pavilion Cinema

Napier Gardens,
Cardigan, SA43

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Pavilion Cinema

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A small local cinema showing second run films. The Pavilion Cinema was a tin hut type construction, with a wood lining inside, and a metal roof. It opened at the end of 1913.

It was fitted with a BTH sound system in 1930. Cinemascope was fitted in the mid-1950’s, when the proscenium was 24 feet wide.

The Pavilion Cinema was closed around 1980, and was converted into a bingo club. In the late-1980’s it was in use as a snooker club, which closed in December 1991. Later plans were proposed to demolish the building and construct housing on the site.

Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe
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