Brynamman Public Hall Cinema traces its origins to the 1920s where it was funded by the "check-off" system, whereby weekly contributions were deducted from the miners' wages, initially to build the cinema, and subsequently to run it. Building work on the new Brynamman Cinema started in 1924 with seating for around 1,100 people. It was furnished throughout with tip up seats upholstered in old gold corduroy.
The stage was built 20ft by 60 ft and had 4 dressing rooms below. The lounge was situated below the library it contained 12 armchairs and 3 settees where the miners could relax or play cards around the several oak game and card tables therein. There was also a billiard room above the library.
The opening ceremony was held on 15th May 1926, the cinema started with silent films until the 1930's, when the "talkies" came along. Today, Brynamman Public Hall continues to grow and has kept up with all the changes the film industry has made over the years. During January 2013, the cinema underwent the transformation from 35mm film to fully digital projection. Screen 2 officially opened on Friday 24th May 2013, which seats 42 people. Providing customers with a larger variety of films due to the ability to show two films simultaneously for the first time in the cinema's 89 year history.