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Thursday, 30 January, 2003, 17:54 GMT
In pictures: Cardiff's Monico cinema
Images from the Monico, Cardiff's last independent cinema, on the day it was forced to shut its doors for good due to increased competition from new multiplexes.

Organ at the Monico
The cinema first opened its doors back in 1937

The Monico
The cinema's unique atmosphere will be lost

Monico owner Brian Bull in the Monico
Owner Brian Bull has also been the projectionist for the last two years

The Monico
Competition from larger multiplexes has forced the Monico to close

The Monico cinema
In 1978, the Monico was the first independent cinema outside London to install Dolby Stereo

The Monico
Luxury flats will soon replace the Monico's seats


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