Monico Movies

Film Hub Wales Member

Monico Movies is a community cinema established by cinema enthusiasts in Rhiwbina who wish to share a love of cinema.

The original Monico Cinema opened on 19th April 1937 with Gary Cooper in Lives of A Bengal Lancer. It had an original seating capacity of 950 in stalls and circle.

The Monico survived as a twin screen cinema (seating 433 and 156) until closing on 30th January 2003 under the management of Circle Cinemas. The building was demolished and a block of flats was built on the site.

On Thursday, 30th January, 2003 the BBC posted an article marking the end of an era for cinema in Cardiff – ‘Last picture show at the Monico’