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Clyde Coast Picture Palaces

Author : Bruce Peter
ISBN : 9781840331134
Cover : paperback
Price : £6.99

Cinema architecture has traditionally ranged from the grandiose to the distinctly basic, and the cinemas along the Clyde and Ayrshire coasts exhibit these extremes and everything in between. Flights of fantasy such as the Viking in Largs (illustrated on the front cover) contrast with the likes of the Picture Palace in Helensburgh, which was little more than a corrugated shack. Elsewhere, interior shots of modish foyers show Art Deco detailing and modernist furniture, while outside posters advertise long-forgotten celluloid classics such as Attack of the Crab Monsters. Towns included in Bruce Peter's (admittedly rather liberal) definition of 'Clyde Coast' are: Clydebank, Renfrew, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Gourock, Dunoon, Rothesay, Millport, Largs, Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Stevenston, Troon, Irvine, Prestwick, Ayr ... and Campbeltown.

Clyde Coast Picture Palaces
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