QUEUING FOR 'THE SHOW BOAT' AT LA SCALA CINEMA, PAISLEY
Full length video
Title: QUEUING FOR 'THE SHOW BOAT' AT LA SCALA CINEMA, PAISLEY
Reference number: 5893
Date: 1929, September
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 2.00 mins
On 9th September 1929, queues of people excitedly await the re- opening of La Scala Cinema, Paisley after extensive refurbishment. The film to be shown is the first talkie presented at La Scala, 'Show Boat'. Shows ordinary people and VIP guests including Lady Blythswood.
A local topical made on the occasion of the re-opening of the cinema for the winter season after extensive reconstruction and renovation.
See press cuttings.
Preservation of film funded by donation from Bob Dickson in memory of his parents Isobel and Robert.
Shotlist: exts entrance to La Scala cinema, Paisley, with long queues visible along street; includes shots of billboards announcing, for example, 'Grand re-opening on 9th Sept.', 'The Show Boat Talkie', 'Continuous from 2.30 - 10.30' (0.14) closer shot taken from back of queue to right hand side of entrance, a man smokes cigarette in forefront throughout (0.30) medium c/u children smiling for camera (0.36) woman in fur coat [Lady Blythswood?] exits car (0.41) left to right pan along queue, includes Clydesdale Bank and Taylors Chemists shop fronts in background (0.58) Provost William Crawford, Lady Blythswood, cinema manager Travers and VIP's pose outside entrance to cinema (1.26) gvs queue, showing young and old people excitedly awaiting entry to cinema; they are kept in line by uniformed usher; some women wave and blow kisses to camera when they see it; [a Tobacco and cigarette booth is visible in b/ground, next to cinema entrance and a poster for film Speakeasy] (2.02)