Camp Cinema Pwllheli

Pwllheli, LL53 6HJ

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Eric Evans
Eric Evans on October 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

Thanks CSWalczac, I have an exterior photo somewhere of the building when it was an Odeon, if I find it or the negative I’ll post it here, I also have some of the interior.

CSWalczak on October 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

A photo of the theatre as the Empire can be seen here.

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on October 16, 2012 at 6:27 am

The above address is incorrect, Lon Dywod (Sand Street) is in the town of Pwllheli itself, Butlins was in the village of Penychain about 4 miles out of town.

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on July 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

The cinema was housed in one of the former variety theatres (The Empire) they started the conversion with the intention of providing a 2 screen cinema,but changed their minds half way through and used the other half for bingo, I think the signs for screen 2 were still up.

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on June 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I helped out at the Odeon Butlin’s during the period that Neuadd Dwyfor cinema Pwllheli was being refurbished,as the resident projectionist had been taken ill. The projectors were 2 Cinemecanicca Victoria 8 machines, Dolby Surround Sound and the xenon lamps were encased in converted Kalee lamp houses. Although the films opened on the nationwide release date,the Odeon company did not seem all that interested in the place,I don’t think the equipment was serviced very often and the screen tabs (curtains) did not work at all. Still it was a neat little cinema,but might have been better if it was not situated so deep inside the camp,locals had to check with the security to get in.