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Campbeltown Picture House restoration gets underway

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February 3 2016

Campbeltown Picture House restoration gets underway
A £2.5m refurbishment of Campbeltown’s historic Picture House has begun, ensuring that the 192 seat waterfront auditorium can re-open in March 2017.

The art nouveau landmark first opened its doors in 1913 and is the oldest continuously operated cinema in Scotland but has been closed for the past 18 months.

Jane Mayo, chairman of Campbeltown Community Business, said: "It is an exciting moment for all those many people who have been involved in its care, that CCB is finally able to announce the appointment of a contractor to deliver the construction part of the project.

"When the restoration is complete, this cinema will be able to stand tall amongst the great cinema buildings of the world. It is hoped this will add to the impact of other recent developments in the town to bring a new era of prosperity to Kintyre."

Corramore Construction have been appointed to carry out the work which will include new seating and a digital projector.

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