158 Chepstow Road,
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The Maindee Cinema in Newport, South Wales opened in 1939 with “If I Were King” starring Ronald Coleman. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. Western Electric was the sound system installed.
The Maindee Cinema remained showing films for 23 years until closing in September 1961 with the Bob Hope, Jane Russell movie “The Paleface”.
The Maindee Cinema was turned over to a Coral Bingo Club and finally closed in 1994. Ironically bingo lasted longer then it was a cinema.
The cinema remained closed for a number of years before being bought by the JD Wetherspoon pub group and is now one of the three Wetherspoon pubs in the city, but the only one in a former cinema.
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