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When the hall— and its gardens — opened for business on October 1st 1932 it had cost £14,888, and was known as GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN, WELFARE HALL. (See photograph)
In the Projection Box. Sony 4K Digital Projector, and also equipped with Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
The 69 seat auditorium has a large Cinemascope Screen with fully operational masking.
The new cinema has been built in the balcony of the original theatre. The auditorium can seat a maximum of 69 and is 5 rows deep with a maximum of 14 seats across. The front row also has access for wheelchairs if required.
Standing over the Bristol Channel, it has been an iconic landmark on the South Wales coastline since the reign of Queen Victoria.
The Penarth Pier Pavilion team is now in place and working at the Information Centre on the Esplanade until the Pavilion is ready for handover in September. In preparation for the Pavilion’s October 2013 opening, The Pavilion will be used to educate, inform and entertain, including the new cinema, restaurant and café.
This is an advert for the Pavilion Cinema which opened in 1932, but closed in 1933.
With the days of revues and variety shows drawing to a close, the appearance of talking pictures saw the Pier Pavilion experience declining audiences. Penarth residents were going to the cinema, there was the Regal (at the Paget Rooms) and Windsor Kinema (now Monty Smiths Garage).