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April 20 2018

Campbeltown back in the picture
Campbeltown Picture House has been officially reopened following a full restoration undertaken by Burrell Foley Fischer to bring back its full Edwardian splendor.

Built in 1913 as one of the UK’s first purpose-built cinemas the A-listed art nouveau venue is distinguished by its distinctive interior, styled on a European courtyard, intended to help transport audiences from their daily lives.

Painstaking restoration work saw two plasterwork buildings at either side of the main auditorium returned to their former glory together with a blue sky ceiling with moving white clouds projected across it.

The £3.5m project was completed by Corramore Construction and includes the latest digital projection technology within its historic fabric together with a second screen, café and education facilities.

Photography by Keith Hunter

A fully modernised interior includes a cafe and education suite
A fully modernised interior includes a cafe and education suite
A second auditorium has been built
A second auditorium has been built

Period details have been painstakingly preserved
Period details have been painstakingly preserved
The picture house looks better now than it's ever done
The picture house looks better now than it's ever done

5 Comments

Kings of the Road
#1 Posted by Kings of the Road on 20 Apr 2018 at 10:46 AM
nice one.
CM
#2 Posted by CM on 20 Apr 2018 at 10:49 AM
Lovely
ScottishCinemas
#3 Posted by ScottishCinemas on 20 Apr 2018 at 11:36 AM
The clouds are painted, not projected, and don’t move.
Ian
#4 Posted by Ian on 20 Apr 2018 at 16:09 PM
Great news. Recently visited the art deco Birks cinema in Aberfeldy which has also been sensitively restored.
RevMonk
#5 Posted by RevMonk on 21 Apr 2018 at 23:47 PM
Now that's a beautiful wee project. Well done,

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