As element of proposals for the county council to truly save £18 million in the next economic 12 months, the authority has already recommended to cut back the running prices associated with theater.
A written report provided to pantry people states this could have an impact and could see reduced opening times and even a potential phased closing.
The expert's leader Stephen Phillips said there have been could be additional cost-cutting ramifications if plans to restore the Plaza proceeded.
Pontardawe councillor Linet Purcell increased concerns concerning the position the council discovered itself in.
She additionally asked perhaps the Princess Royal Theatre could possibly be offered included in the proposals.
Mr Phillips stated: "there is certainly a pressure to refurbish and recreate into use the Plaza Cinema.
"the situation we have is we cannot run and subsidise two facilities within a couple of hundred yards of each other."
The Plaza Cinema in Port Talbot
Mr Phillips said force to carry back the Plaza could have a monetary affect the Princess Royal Theatre that is section of Port Talbot's Civic Centre where in actuality the meeting happened.
He included: "The question we have now face is, it is a fundamental piece of this building, so what may be the future of the building."
It really is wished the iconic Plaza building is transformed into a multifunctional room the community, including an area for theatre and dance activities, a cinema, a cafe, a restaurant and an area which can be hired off to small businesses.
Mr Phillips added: "people haven't taken a determination regarding the Plaza however.
"The programme the Plaza has a direct effect in the Princess Royal Theatre, but that features maybe not already been agreed.