• infoHistory header
    BoyhoodToday's Times 19:00
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 2DToday's Times 19:15
    Earth to EchoToday's Times 16:30 14:00 11:30
    Planes - Fire and Rescue 2DToday's Times 15:30 13:15 11:00
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 2DFriday, 22nd August
    Into The StormFriday, 22nd August
    Raiders of the Lost Ark.Monday, 25th August
    The Fault in Our StarsTuesday, 26th August
    The Fault in Our Stars. Silver ScreenTuesday, 26th August
    The Nut Job 2DFriday, 22nd August
    The Nut Job 3DFriday, 22nd August
  • Live Performances
    Aspire and Inspire ConcertSunday, 21st September
    BBC National Orchestra of WalesSaturday, 27th September
    Llyr Williams - PianoSaturday, 20th September
    Mid Wales Opera - Acis and GalateaFriday, 26th September
    Tippett String QuartetThursday, 25th September
    Under Milk Wood Jazz SuiteMonday, 22nd September
    William Mathias - 80th Anniversary ConcertTuesday, 23rd September
    Xuefei Yang - GuitarWednesday, 24th September
  • Live Satellite Performances
    Billy Elliot the Musical LiveSunday, 28th September
    Dr Who: Deep Breath plus live QandASaturday, 23rd August
    English National Opera: CarmenWednesday, 1st July
    English National Opera: La TraviataWednesday, 11th March
    English national Opera: Pirates of PenzanceTuesday, 19th May
    Girl with a Pearl Earring and Other TreasuresTuesday, 13th January
    Hermitage RevealedTuesday, 9th September
    Madama Butterfly on Sydney HarbourThursday, 18th September
    NT Live: A Streetcar named DesireTuesday, 16th September
    NT Live: Frankenstein EncoreThursday, 6th November
    NT Live: MedeaThursday, 4th September
    RSC Live: Loves Labours LostWednesday, 11th February
    RSC Live: Loves Labours WonWednesday, 4th March
    RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen of VeronaWednesday, 3rd September
    Rembrandt From the National GalleryTuesday, 2nd December
    The ImpressionistsTuesday, 2nd June
    Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of SeeingTuesday, 14th April

The History Of Scala Prestatyn

bookThe oldest one screen cinema in North Wales, Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema was open from 1913 to its closure in 1999.   A  popular and much loved cinema, the original Scala was a crucial part of Prestatyn’s heritage and community.

Now it has been reborn as an ambitious, cutting edge cinema and arts venue for the whole of North Wales to enjoy. The Scala certainly has a colourful story to tell.  Established by cinema pioneer Saronie (real name James Roberts) established the Scala in the Prestatyn Town Hall and ran it until his retirement in 1963, sadly passing away in 1967.

The Scala entertained generations of Prestatyn residents through the golden age of cinema in the 1930’s and 1940’s with queues regularly half way up the High Street.

With the ascendance of multiplex cinemas it was much harder for the Scala to compete, and as with most local cinemas, the Scala closed.  However, due to the vision and persistence of a number of local residents, the dream of a new Scala rising from the ashes of the old was created.  Over the past few years, this dream has become real.

A detailed history of the Scala can be read at  Friends of The Scala website 

Location And Venue Information

3 car parks within 5 mins walk, free after 18.00. For Retail Park Parking please see Parc Prestatyn terms. National Coach and Local Bus Station.
Mainline Train Station within 3mins walk of the Scala. We are a fully accessible located in the heart of Prestatyn north Wales 10 mins off the A55 Get Directions

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Opening Times
Mon-Sat 10am - 10pm*
Sun 12.45pm - 10pm*

*Film Times may alter opening times - Please check with the venue as times are subject to change.

Scala Cinema and Arts Centre
47 High Street Prestatyn Denbighshire, LL19 9AH
Booking Telephone No: 01745 850197 Email:
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Friends And Sponsors

Friends of the Scala | Walkers Association | UK Film Council | National Lottery | Prestatyn Town Council | Foundation for the Arts | The Arts Council of Wales | Film Agency for Wales | Welsh Assembly Government | Cyfle.co.uk | THESPS Drama Schools Prestatyn | Cyfenter


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