the empty cinema at pontio arts centre in bangor

How you can help support your local cinema

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the past eight months exceptionally difficult for many people and organisations, including Wales’ wonderful cinemas.

To support our nation’s vibrant film exhibition sector during this challenging time, Ffilm Cymru redesigned our funding to best meet its immediate needs, as well as providing guidance, advocacy, and opportunities for film exhibitors to  connect, collaborate, and share concerns and ideas.

But as both independent cinemas and commercial chains still face challenges, you can also support your local cinemas in a variety of ways, helping to make sure they continue to be a welcoming place for all to enjoy.

Here are the independent cinemas in Wales you can support with visits, streams, gift vouchers, memberships and donations:


Empire Cinema - Gift Vouchers

Ucheldre Centre - Friends Scheme / Donate



Blackwood Maxime - Visit / Gift Vouchers 

Newbridge Memo - Donate



Chapter Arts - Visit / Watch Online / Donate / Adopt a Seat 

Gentle / Radical - Donate 



Brynamman Public Hall Cinema  - Visit / Donate

Carmarthenshire Theatres (Ffwrnes, Lyric, Miners) - Gift Vouchers



Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Donate / Gift Vouchers 

Libanus 1877 - Visit

Theatr Mwldan - Membership 



Theatr Colwyn - Visit / Gift Vouchers (available by phone) 



Scala, Prestatyn - Gift Vouchers



Theatre Clwyd - Membership / Donations / Visit 

Gaumont Plaza - Visit



Cellb - Visit 

Galeri - Visit the Cafe Bar 

The Magic Lantern - Visit the Bar / Membership / Gift Vouchers

Neuadd Dwyfor - Membership / Gift Vouchers 

Pontio - Gift Vouchers



The Savoy Theatre - Membership / Donate 


Neath Port Talbot

Gwyn Hall - Visit / Membership

Pontardawe Arts Centre - Friends Scheme 



The Riverfront - Membership / Gift Experiences 



Theatr Gwaun - Visit / Donate / Friends / Gift Vouchers

Torch Theatre - Donate / Sponsor a Seat / Gift Vouchers



Regent Cinema, Newtown

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais - Donate / Friends / Gift Vouchers

Wyeside Arts Centre - Donate / Friends Scheme / Sponsor a Seat 



Cinema and Co - Visit / Watch Online 

Taliesin - Visit / Donate / Gift Vouchers 


Vale of Glamorgan

Memo Arts Centre - Visit / Donate 

Snowcat Cinema - Watch Online / Gift Vouchers



Iris Prize Festival  - Donate / Watch Online

Abertoir International Horror Festival - Watch Online

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival - Watch Online / Donate 

Borderlines Festival - Donate

Cardiff Animation Festival - Donate / Patreon

Watch Africa Cymru - Watch Online