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Report - Plaza Cinema - Port Talbot - Wales - Nov 2017


Lenston

Bajo Tierra
Regular User

History
This very imposing cinema building on Talbot Road opened at Easter 25th March 1940. It looks like a typical ‘Odeon’ circuit cinema, but it was always operated as an independent. It closed as a cinema with the film “Tootsie” in 1983 and was converted into a bingo club.

However this too had closed in July 1985. It was re-opened again as a cinema on 18th October 1985 with Walt Disney’s “Peter Pan”. By August 1988 it was converted into a four screen operation with seating capacities in the screens listed as 450, 280, 165 and 120. The Plaza Cinema finally closed on 4th January 1999 with a screening of “Prince of Egypt”. The Apollo group had opened a new multiplex cinema in Port Talbot.

The Plaza Cinema has stood empty for some years and but now owned by the local council who plan open the place back up as a business hub sometime in 2018 as i believe funding has been approved.

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Thanks for looking​
 
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dweeb

Super Moderator
Regular User
Tried so many times and never got lucky. Great to see its still great inside.

Did you enjoy a pepsi on your visit? :)
 

Speed

Got Epic?
Regular User
Nice! must have been nearly 10 years ive been waiting for something to change there Pretty obvious what it is! Ready the bus!
 

DirtyJigsaw

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Wow, that's very nice. Lots of decay and some great shots, esp like the front on shot of the stage area with that orange curtain running along the top. Nice one mate
 

zombizza

Pink
Regular User
Wow, that is so nice.
I love Port Talbot, only ever driven through it, but what i see of it, it is a grimy dump that is pleasing to my eye.
love this
 

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