Wales oldest cinema fights for survival

A few years back I worked on a short film used to help save Wales oldest cinema from closure.

Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr first opened to the public in 1894. In 2013 following the decision to close her forever, a group of passionate but angry people met on the Market Square to fight to save it. In 2014 the cinema won the national cinema of the year award

Now, according to BBC News the cinema is in a "precarious position".

in a “precarious position” after being shut due to historical asbestos issues
— BBC News

Brynmawr's Market Hall cinema was closed by Blaenau Gwent council in November after an inspection discovered an area of potential contamination.

The council said it was working to resolve the situation.

Cinema officials said it had been a "hugely difficult time" and they had lost £95,000.

A £50,000 crowd funding appeal has been launched to save the building. My old Newport Film School teacher and Market Hall Cinema and Arts Trust spokesman Peter Watkins-Hughes said he had been "overwhelmed by the public outpouring of love and financial support" for the 123-year-old venue and says he is confident the building will soon reopen.

A crowd funding page has been set up for people to donate to help save this historic building