Home 5 History of Prestatyn Scala
The film King Kong had its North Wales premier at the Scala in 1933.

Recalling Prestatyn’s Much-Loved Silver Screen

Learn more about the history and significance of Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema which has been in the town since 1913…

The opening of Prestatyn Town Hall

The building which houses Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema has an even earlier history prior to Saronie converting it to the Scala Cinema in 1913.
Prestatyn Town Hall July 26th 1900
A vintage photo of queues outside Prestatyn's Scala Cinema.

Prestatyn Scala Cinema Timeline

View a historical timeline of Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema and Arts Centre.

Remembering James ‘Saronie’ Roberts

Learn more about Saronie, the founding father of Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema, courtesy of local historian Mr Harry Thomas.
James Saronie Roberts, Scala Cinema pioneer taken by his wife photographer, Jane.
Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema received the BFI award marking 100 years of cinema from 1896-1996.

BFI 100 Years Of Cinema

Learn more about Prestatyn Scala qualifying for the BFI 100 Years Of Cinema award.

Prestatyn Scala's 1966 Refurbishment

Artist impression of the 1966 Scala rebuild in Prestatyn