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Rainy Day Activities The Magic Lantern Cinema, Gwynedd
Opening times: Daily, doors open 30 mins before each screening
Price: All balcony seats £6, Adult stalls £5, Under 15 stalls £4, 3D film Adult £6 Under 15 £4

The cinema is an obvious choice when the weather is grim, but why not try something a little different on your next trip? The Magic Lantern has been part of Tywyn since 1893 and was first used as the town assembly rooms and for badminton practise and variety performances.

It began operating as a cinema since 1919 (at that time it was known as The Assembly Cinema) and though it might be old, it still shows all of the current blockbusters as well as films for the whole family. These days the cinema also features a state of the art Sony 4K digital projection system with Dolby 7.1 surround sound – the best equipment out there! In fact, The Magic Lantern is also regarded as one of the best independent cinemas in the United Kingdom.

For the grown-ups there’s also a fully stocked bar so you can enjoy a drink with the film.

And it’s not just films you can see at The Magic Lantern. You can also enjoy live streaming of plays performed by The Royal Shakespeare Company, live comedy and live music. 


Banner Image Source: CC-by-2.0 by Peter Broster.

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The Magic Lantern Cinema is found in Tywyn, just off of Ffordd Gwalia Road.

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