OPENING OF HAMILTON LA SCALA PICTURE HOUSE

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: OPENING OF HAMILTON LA SCALA PICTURE HOUSE

Reference number: 1600

Date: 1921, March 14

Production company: [ Green's Topical Productions]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.58 mins

Description: Opening of Hamilton's La Scala picture house 14th March, 1921. General views of patrons and staff.

Find out more about this picture house on the Scottish Cinemas and Theatres Project website: http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/scotland/hamilton/lascala/index.html [last accessed 08/02/2018]

Credits: [Local topical for La Scala Picture House]

Shotlist: Credits. Monday 14 March 1921 (0.08); Panning shots across crowds at entrance to the La Scala Picture House in Keith Street, Hamilton (0.37); Close-up of queue. More panning shots (2.35); The queue moves forward. General views of the patrons (4.19); Group of men, said to include David McCallum, pianist father of actor David McCallum of "Man From Uncle" fame (unconfirmed), probably the company directors and cinema proprietors, pose for the camera in front of the entrance to the cinema (4.57); The End (4.58)