Love Lane,Denbigh, LL16
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The cinema was owned by Lewis Colwell from 1982. Peter Moore rented it from him, but didn’t own it. PM did have the place running for a time, but it wasn’t for very long. Lewis oversaw the video rental side which continued after the cinema closed. Such a shame to see this place go to ruin, but the whole town has gone the same way.
The owners were Deeside Enterprise Cinemas Ltd who equipped it with a British Acoustic sound system. The cinema could seat 450 patrons at prices of 6d to 1/3d in 1938. By 1951 seating had been decreased to 400 seats and shows were twice nightly with matinees monday, thursday and saturday with prices now 9d to 1/9d. An Imperial sound system had replaced the original British Acoustic one by now.
In 1966 the venue was taken over by the Wedgewood Cinema Ltd group who changed the name to the Wedgewood and changed the sound system yet again to a British Thompson-Houston system. Strangely the Kinema Weekly Yearbook lists both the Scal;a and the Wedgewood that year.
Taken over by Peter Moores in 1996 after it had been closed for a number of years (He also had interests in the Empire, Holyhead and Empire Picture Palace, Blaenau Festiniog, it is doubtful whether he actually re-opened the cinema, but had just finished renovating it when he was arrested and charged. As stated it is currently for sale with permission to turn it into apartments. At the price it would seem an ideal project for a restoration Society!