TOWERS FAMILY FILM PART I

At the Prize Cinema, Gretna, a national serviceman chooses song on jukebox, young people enjoy a drink in the cafe, queue for tickets and interior of a packed cinema theatre. (clip)

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: TOWERS FAMILY FILM PART I

Reference number: 2341

Date: 1952 / 1957

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.12 mins

Description: Exterior and interior shots of the Prize Cinema in Gretna, run by the Towers family.

Shotlist: No credits. [1952] Exterior of the Prize Cinema, Gretna, showing ANGELS ONE FIVE (.06); Still, then moving shot of Towers family on steps of cinema entrance with members of the cast of the reconstruction of a Greta wedding see ref 2342 (0.27); Close-up of members of the group (.50); [Roll 2 removed from original pos. at this point] [1957] Exterior Prize Cinema showing "QUATERMASS II' (.55); Shots inside cinema office (.58); Interior television dealer's shop (1.05); Interiors of coffee bar and patrons (1.32); Queue at cinema pay desk (1.35); Audience in their seats, queue (1.47); Exterior of the cinema by night (1.49); Towers family entering building (2.00); Alan Towers as a wee boy, close-up of his parents (2.16); Interior of cinema projection box with projectionists and manager (3.12).