Abertridwr Welfare Hall and Institute

Abertridwr, CF83

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Abertridwr Welfare Hall and Institute

Located in Abertridwr, near to Caerphilly. Buult as a Welfare Hall, the proscenium was 21 feet wide. The hall operated as a cinema from at least 1937, until at least 1966. It had closed by 1980.

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Capelmawr
Capelmawr on July 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

The hall is noted as being used as a cinema under Windsor Colleries Wokmans hall Ltd with one show per night and two on saturdays with two changes of programme per week at prices of 6d to 1/– in 1924. Western Electris sound was installed to take it into the sound era when prices DROPPED to 5d to 9d! 700 could be seated in 1938. This had increased to 712 in 1951 when Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday saw one show per night with 2 shows on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at prices of 8d to 1/6d. The proscenium was 25 feet wide. Ocassional variety shows were noted. By 1966 Bingo had been introduced on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with film shows being once nightly on Tuesdays and Thursdays and twice on Saturdays with two changes of programme per week at prices of 1/– to 2/–. Occassional variety shows sometimes replaced film.

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