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Welshpool cinema's final bow

An independent cinema which opened in Welshpool in 1938 will show its final films tonight.

The Pola has been run by three generations of the same family - but they say competition from multiplex cinemas has seen audiences fall.

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Family-run cinema set to close after 75 years

The Pola cinema will close its doors for the last time today Credit: ITV News

One of Wales' iconic old-fashioned cinemas, the Pola in Welshpool, will close today. It opened in 1938, has been family-run for years, and still uses the traditional 35mm format.

The owners said closing was due to new technologies and spiralling costs, and it will show a final two films this evening.

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