Pontardawe Arts Centre is to receive a £600,000 investment for a new cinema. Cinema goers will be able to see the latest release films. The investment in a new cinema at the arts centre means they will be able to show first day release films.
Additionally about £150,000 is expected to be made available to refurbish the existing circulation and bar areas.
The funding is broadly 50:50 from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and the Arts Council for Wales.
The Friends of Pontardawe Arts Centre very much welcome this investment. It is a key part of making the Arts Centre we love continue to thrive in the future. We were pleased to be part of the steering group overseeing the work of a consultant whose analysis and recommendations underpins this investment.
It was also will fulfil a key wish you expressed in the Survey we conducted – to get new film releases on show earlier. You asked for other things to be done – which the consultant’s report supports – such as better marketing to a wider audience and a renewed programme. These are things we will continue to push for.
But what a great start. Well done Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council AND all the County and Town Councillors who continue to support us.