Exhibition

Cinemas at War

In the build-up to War, there were two cinemas in St Andrews bringing news to locals and competing for business.

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The Cinema House’s Golden Jubilee

In December 1963, The Cinema House celebrated its Golden Jubilee. In the extended build up to the celebrations – marked by gold posters and banner advertisements celebrating the cinema’s continued role in ‘entertaining town and gown’ – The Citizen explained that ‘a number of local people who attended the original opening performance’ had been invited to attend a Jubilee screening. These included Mrs J. Lindsay, who was a cashier at the box office in 1913, Arnott Fyfe, who was assisting in the operating box, and Strathkinnes schoolmaster W. Howie (who was then a boy). The...

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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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