Penarth Pier Pavilion has initiated its new reduced-days opening schedule as from today – closing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until further notice .
As from today the Pier Pavilion’s 70-seat digital Cinema will be totally closed – notwithstanding the fact that a public petition protesting against the cinema closure – organised by local resident and broadcasting executive Andrew Jones and bearing more than 1,300 signatures – has been amassed .
The petition is to be sent to Professor Tony Hazell chairman of Penarth Arts and Crafts – the not-for-profit limited company that leases the Pavilion from the Vale of Glamorgan Council
Until today the Pier Pavilion had been opening on a 7-days- a-week – a schedule initiated in early 2014 following criticism by residents and visitors of a prolonged closure over the Christmas/New Year holiday period of 2013.
The Pier Pavilion and Cinema was officially opened to the public on Sunday December 1st 2013 but closed for the Christmas holidays that year from December 24th to January 2nd 2014. Also in January 2014 the Pavilion Cafe was closed for four weeks for remedial electrical and plumbing work to be carried out. Since that time however the Pavilion had been operation 7 days a week – that is until today.
The 3-days-a-week closure pattern – starting today – means that a new exhibition of art work created by residents at care homes in South Wales – which was launched last week – can’t be viewed until Thursday .
The handout information on the exhibition says it’s open until “Wednesday, March 22″ – but as that date now falls foul of the new closure regime, the last date for the exhibition would appear to be Sunday March 19th.