A community cinema in South Wales is using a £90,000 grant to purchase the projection equipment needed to add a second screen to its facilities.

The cinema at the Brynaman Public Hall and Institute will now add a second cinema screen in the lounge of the old hall, thanks to the grant from the Welsh Assembly Government’s Community Facilities and Activities Programme.

The chairman of the trustees of the hall, Brian Harries, told the Carmarthen Journal that funding obtained from sustainable hubs before Christmas has already allowed them to start renovating the room where the new screen will be.

“It will make a huge difference to the hall,” he told the newspaper. “It will give the cinema a lot more scope […] to cater to different audiences at the same time.”

The equipment needed for the new screen will include a high-brightness projector and a professional-standard projection screen.

Local county councillor, Glynog Davies, said that the news of the funding was a great boost for the community venture.

“People travel from surrounding villages and further afield to come to Brynaman cinema,” he said. “The cinema does really well and I'm glad they have worked hard to get these grants.”