Scotland's Cinemas on Screen

202010dec7:30 pm9:30 pmScotland's Cinemas on ScreenLinlithgow Museum

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Linlithgow Museum is happy to announce its first virtual talk delivered by our Trustee Gordon Barr. The Scottish Cinemas & Theatres Project ( has been recording and researching Scotland’s palaces of entertainment for nearly 20 years. Gordon will lead us through the social and architectural history of this often overlooked part of history.

From West Lothian to the Western Isles, from Bathgate to Bo’ness, from Armadale to Aberdeen, Scotland has some of the most architecturally diverse cinema buildings of anywhere in the world. Gordon will cover the full range of cinema history, from converted roller-skating rinks, via the earliest purpose built halls to the finest thirties art deco super-cinemas. He will highlight some of the most interesting buildings, eccentric architects, and unusual discoveries (including a prancing deer!).

Discover cinemas that were, cinemas that are, and cinemas that might have been. Although many cinema buildings have been demolished or converted, there are still a lot of interesting gems to discover if you know where to look.



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December 10, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-11:00)


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