Independent cinemas’ fight for survival in Wales
In the wake of recent cinema closures in west and north Wales, an independent cinema owner has warned there are likely to be more casualties.
There were hundreds of cinemas in Wales in the 1950s, but today there are fewer than 60 regular film venues.
These range from big chain multiplexes offering a choice of films every day to small halls and arts centres where occasional films are just part of a mixed programme of entertainment.
But it seems it is the traditional, small town cinema that is facing the greatest threat at present.