RED CROSS PRISONERS OF WAR PARCELS' FUND

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Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • War

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: RED CROSS PRISONERS OF WAR PARCELS' FUND

Reference number: 0860

Date: 1945

Sponsor: [ Caledonian Associated Cinemas]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.24 mins

Description: A "thank-you" from the directors of the Caledonian Associated Cinemas to their public and staff for raising money for the Red Cross Prisoners of War Parcels' Fund Film. In a series of rolling captions the individual cinemas are listed with the respective amounts raised. [Incomplete]

Film found in the Troxy Cinema, Leven.

Shotlist: No credits. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men (.03); Patrons will be delighted to hear that the Scottish prisoners of war will benefit considerably by the generosity of the Scottish cinema-goers who responded so splendidly to the recent collections taken in cinemas for the Red Cross Prisoners of War Parcels' Fund. (.24); The Directors of Caledonian Associated Cinemas Ltd. wish to thank the patrons of their forty cinemas for enabling them to hand over the splendid sum of £9,000. Their thanks are also extended to management and staffs of the cinemas and to the many voluntary collectors who gave their services so willingly (.45); It may interest the patrons of each cinema to note the amounts collected ... (.52); [Rolling caption follows]

Empire Theatre, Inverness, £89 19/2d
La Scala, Inverness, £262 19/7d
Playhouse, Inverness, £316 14/5d
Angus, Montrose, £207 17/5d
Playhouse, Perth, £538 15/11d
Kelburne, Paisley, £411 15/10d
Pavilion, Wick, £86 16/2d
Breadalbane Hall, Wick, £95 16/4d
Playhouse, Keith, £228 7/5d
Playhouse, Elgin, £706 19/10d
Playhouse, Peterhead, £250 2/3d
Playhouse, Dunbar, £177 17/2d
Playhouse, Peebles, £181 5/6d
Cinema, Crieff, £212 4/5d
Playhouse, Nairn, £105 14/1d
Playhouse, Huntly, £233 11/5d
Playhouse, Buckie, £357 8/9d
Regal, Lossiemouth, £239 14/7d
Playhouse, Fraserburgh, £426 4/9d
Picture House, Fraserburgh, £324 17/10d
Rio, Kirkcaldy, £123 1/3d
Picture House, Mosspark, £178 0/0d
Rio, Rutherglen, £159 18/3d
Rio, Bearsden, £236 4/6d
Regal, Dunfermline, £302 0/0d
Empire, Linlithgow, £119 5/0d
Playhouse, Penicuik, £96 0/5d
Playhouse/Pavilion Dalkeith, £522 3/5d
Playhouse, North Berwick, £278 14/1d
Empire, Dunbar, £37 8/4
Ritz, Rothesay, £132 4/2d
Regal, Rothesay, £262 12/4d
Palace, Rothesay, £194 17/11d
Picture House, Tain, £95 15/1d
Picture House, Kingussie, £78 0/0d
Playhouse, Invergordon, £327 13/8d
Picture House, Grantown, £151 15/2d

TOTAL £9,000 00s 00d

(2.07); The Directors and Managers of Caledonian Associated Cinemas Ltd. wish to thank their patrons and voluntary collectors for the splendid response to their recent collections in aid of the Scottish Red Cross Prisoners of War Parcels' Fund (2.26); This circuit of forty one cinemas, through the generosity of its patrons has just handed over £15,400 to the above fund, and it may interest you to note the amounts collected ... (2.42); [Rolling caption follows]

Rio, Bearsden, £307 14/5d
Playhouse, Buckie, £793 10/8d
Cinema, Crieff, £272 13/7d
Playhouse/Pavilion, Dalkeith, £713 12/6d
Playhouse, Dunbar, £251 17/2d
Empire, Dunbar, £99 5/0d
Regal, Dunfermline, £445 9/2d
Playhouse, Elgin, £909 7/0d
Picture House, Elgin, £233 11/4d
Playhouse/Picture House, Fraserburgh, £2,007 11/4d
Picture House, Grantown-on-Spey, £165 5/0d
Playhouse, Huntly, £322 5/6d
Playhouse, Inverness, £1,050 16/11d
La Scala, Inverness, £303 10/7d
Empire, Inverness, £324 1/3d
Playhouse, Keith, £438 11/6d
Picture House, Kingussie, £69 17/0d
Rio, Kirkcaldy, £230 9/6d
Empire, Linlithgow, £134 7/6d
Regal, Lossiemouth, £277 19/4d
Playhouse, Montrose, £252 11/10d
Picture House, Mosspark, £174 10/4d
Playhouse, Nairn, £211 10/0d
Playhouse, North Berwick, £388 15/10d
Kelburne, Paisley, £606 7/0d
Playhouse/Empire, Peebles, £254 13/6d
Playhouse, Penicuik, £86 19/1d
Playhouse, Perth, £659 9/5d
Playhouse, Peterhead, £401 3/4d
Regal, Rothesay, £810 10/11d
Palace, Rothesay, £363 16/7d
Ritz, Rothesay, £386 7/4d
Rio, Rutherglen, £307 5/9d
Picture House, Tain, £237 0/0d
Picture House, Thurso, £232 8/7d
Pavilion, Wick, £330 1/8d
Breadalbane, Wick, £177 2/4d

TOTAL £15,400 00s 00d

(4.04); New Year 1945. The management and staff of this theatre wish you all a happy and victorious new year. Montage wartime newspaper headlines. 1944 fades to 1945, fades to Victory to Peace (5.24); [Incomplete]