Exhibition

The Jazz Singer in St Andrews

<i>The Jazz Singer</i> in St Andrews

Al Jolson’s famous first talkie, The Jazz Singer, opened at the Cinema House in St Andrews on 13 April 1929, almost a year and half after its famous opening in New York City in October 1927.

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Rivalry on North Street, 1930–1931

Rivalry on North Street, 1930–1931

When the New Picture House opened in December 1930, St. Andrews became home to two competing sound cinemas situated on North Street.

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A Pilgrim Town: The Mix of Old and New on North Street

A Pilgrim Town: The Mix of Old and New on North Street

Over the last century North Street has become the home to two cinemas and, more recently, a Department of Film Studies. The presence of these modern cinemas within this ancient religious and educational centre has greatly shaped how cinema has been perceived and enjoyed within St Andrews.

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Remembering La Scala Today

Remembering La Scala Today

In 2003, St Andrews' first fixed-site of film exhibition, 'The Tin Tabernacle', was demolished.

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Closure of The Cinema House

Closure of The Cinema House

The Cinema House closes in December, after 66 years of film exhibition in St Andrews.

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The New Picture House opens

The New Picture House opens

The New Picture House opens on North Street in December 1930.

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