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Milestone 1936

It is now 10 years since the Neath Empire Cinema was built.  The cinema closed for a few months for refurbishment and when completed had 1,300 seats.    It was regarded as the most comfortable cinema in the town.

The Neath Guardian dated Friday, 6th November 1936, featured the re-opening of the cinema after the refurbishment.

The multi page feature included the following advertisements associated with the refurbishment:-

W.H.Snow & Sons (Neath) Ltd.
Builders and Contractors
Main Contractors for the refurbishement.

W.J.Creemer Ltd  - Cardiff
Electrical Instalations.

E.A.Smith & Co - Neath
Cement for the reinforced concrete
Sanitary, Door and Widow Fitments.

Lithalun Products Ltd - Bridgend
British Acoustical Material for Talkie Cinemas.

A.G Thompson & D. Manolopoulos Ltd  - Swansea
Reinforced Concrete Specialists.

Falk.Stadelmann & Co Ltd - Cardiff
Lighing fittings for the Vestibule.

The Franco-British Electrical Co.Ltd - Cardiff
Neon Lighting Signs.

W.E.Gorman - Neath
Sweets, Chocolates and Cigarettes
(Stall at Main Entrarance)

Profit & Alderslade - Neath
Heating extensions.

Bryncethin Brickworks - Bridgend
Suppliers of all the wire cut bricks.

J.Newton Whitley - Bristol
Stained Glass Windows for Landing, Mezzanine,
and Floor Floyer.

W.A.Baker & Co.  -  Newport
Collapsible Gates and Metal Canopy.

Robinson, David & Co. Ltd - Neath
Wood, Mouldings and Plywood.

Fred W. James - Neath
Chemist & Optician
(Entrance at side of cinema)

The Rapid Pre-cast Concrete Co. Ltd - Neath
Floors laid with CULLAMIX
Suppliers of precast re-inforced concrete beams
for floors. 

Research by Jason Reynolds.
Apologies are made for any ommisions.

FILM RELEASES during the year

Notable films released in 1936


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