11 films you probably watched at the Theatre Royal Barry

Barry Cinema, The Theatre Royal, Everyone’s favourite thing to do in their youth. Back when £5 would get you a ticket, popcorn, sweet or salted and a drink. You can’t even get in for a fiver these days, let alone any food on top. Even if you didn’t have money to get in, you might have snuck in through the fire exit door, it’s ok, you can admit it now.

We’ve complied a list of 11 films you might have watched at the cinema back when it was thriving!

1. Space Jam

When the worlds greatest athlete, Micheal Jordan, teamed up with the worlds greatest cartoon character. It came out in 96, which was when countless classic movies were being produced, and you were watching them at the Theatre Royal.

2. Dennis

Not to be confused with Dennis the Menace, this 1993 film was a kids classic.

3. Jumanji

It’s due to rebooted, like every other classic film these days. This adventure fantasy film is an adaptation of the 1982 book of the same name. Robin Williams (RIP) is at his best, and who never wanted to play that board game as a kid?

4. Titanic

Rated at 12A, we presume the A is for the steamy scene half way through. This was the time where you could sit still for 3 hours and 15 minutes, before your phone going off every 10 minutes with a whats app group message.

5. Street Fighter the Movie

Also rated a 12, you were probably 10 or 11 at the time, you were so nervous walking up to the counter, trying to remember to say your ‘fake’ date of birth so they would let you in. Once in, it was one of your greatest achievements to date.

6. Armageddon

Released in 1998, and the Aerosmith song became the final song that everyone danced to at your aunties party. So, who shed a tear when Bruce Wills sacrifices himself and saves Ben Affleck?

7. Jingle all the way

The film that you took that girl you liked from Bryn Hafren on a date at Christmas time. Come on, we know it happened.


8. Men In Black

The first of two Will Smith instalments. You probably watched the film and then attempted the dance moves to the song at ‘The Vibe’

9. Hook

Everyone wanted to be Peter Pan back then. Released in 1991, 25 years ago(now you feel old) is an all time classic, and definitely one of the first films I ever saw at the Theatre Royal.

10. Jurassic Park

Released in 1993 and directed by Steve Speilberg, you all went home having dreams of ending up this Island.

11. Independence day

It was so good, you know you went to watch it twice. 96 was a great year for film buffs, but remember, you’ll never be as cool as Will Smith, no matter how ward you try.




As you can tell, we’re 90’s kids. What films do you remember?




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