Newport City Live Arena
It is located in Clarence Place on the east side of Newport city centre near Newport Bridge. The building is one of the few true examples of Art deco architecture in Newport. It was opened in March 1938 as an Odeon cinema, designed by Harry Weedon. The cinema closed in 1981, fell derelict in the following years and was facing the possibility of demolition. It was listed Grade II listed in 1999.
After many years of the ground floor being used as snooker hall, the building was bought by a local businessman in 2003 and it was transformed at a cost of over £1 million. Current features included a huge television screen to show live sporting events, and a stage that has hosted several famous music acts in recent years.
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