Pavillion Cinema

Barmouth, LL42

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The Pavillion was built some time prior to 1920 on the sea front at Barmouth by Barmouth Pavillion Ltd. Shows were continuous in summer months only and prices were 9d to 1/6d. The proscenium was 24 feet widfe, stage 22 feet deep and there were two dressing rooms provided. The sound era was entered with an A.W.H. sound system, when shows were continuous from 6pm with three changes of programme per week. Prices were now 6d to 1/6d.

Cinemascope was installed in 1956 on a 25 feet wide screen and seating fell to 504 patrons. At the same time a British Thomson Houston sound system replaced the A.W.H. system. The venue closed in around 1980 and was demolished. A car park now stands in its place.

Contributed by Alun Turner
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