White Palace

Pontypridd, Wales, UK

Closed 1984

The Disappointed Tourist: White Palace, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

I would go to this cinema as an adolescent to watch horror films (Hammer, in particular). Now I am a screenwriter of horror films and novels. Stephen V.

The White Palace Cinema was a medium-sized cinema located at Station Square on the edge of Pontypridd town center that opened in 1910. A balcony was added in 1918 to increase the amount of seating. It operated as a second run house in the early 1960’s and closed in 1984.