VIKING CINEMA LARGS

In the cinema finally closed to the Pavilion leaving the building as a Hall and Theatre. See both photos images. An advert in the Largs and Millport Weekly News read. In the s a projection room was built in place of the gallery seating level reducing numbers to , allowing cinema shows to take place in the theatre. A major fundraising campaign has been launched to refurbish the hall, and as part of the strategy, plans drawn up to create the new facility. It could be an excellent venue for movies. The last movie theatre in Largs was based at Barrfields and before that films were shown at the Viking Cinema in Irvine Road, pictured, and the George in Waterside Street, but these closed in the s and 70s.

This was a British comedy film directed by Carol Reed. Family Fun Run Sessions. A picture of the Viking Cinema taken not long after it opened in Send your stories and photos now. Barrfields Cinema showed blockbusters including Moulin Rouge, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic in the s, but was deemed unsustainable. This is shown on 5 screens and is an action packed tale of over years of Viking history. Facility Opening Times Monday to Friday

Vkking it became a public hall. An advert in the Largs and Millport Weekly News read. General Information The award winning Vikingar!

They could be shut over the doors for security at night. The last stage of your tour is our Viking Hall of Knowledge where you will find information panels, 4 interactive CD-ROM with over 15, pieces of information, scale models of our Viking Longship, a detailed map showing the Viking World and various wooden puzzles and games. Everyone in Largs is intrigued by the novel touches in the designing of the Viking.

Largs, Irvine Road, Viking Cinema

See both photos images. Later it housed business offices and today it has been modernised into a private home.

A large staff vikig been engaged; and the Theatre will be the coolest in Scotland, as it is the best ventilated Electric Palace on record. Purpose built cinemas began to appear in Scotland around and by there were cinemas in Scotland.

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What was hailed as the luxury super cinfma of had fallen victim to the general decline in interest of cinema in the early ‘s. Through the interactive question and answer boxes you will learn the who, what, when, why and how of Viking life. Top image on the right is the old Barrfeilds pior to its refurbishment.

Iin the congregation moved to the new Clark Memorial Church.

It was called the Electric Picture Pavilion. For a period it laegs owned by the Clark Memorial Church and used as a general hall.

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Despite all the hardships it was larfs a great treat to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster movies in your home town.

Largs is a most attractive seaside resort on the West Coast of Scotland; it boasts magnificent views over the Isle of Cumbrae and the Firth of Clyde beyond. Send your stories and photos now. It housed 1, seats ciema a cafe. Please call the centre to make a provisional reservation and a booking form will be sent out containing full details. The screen was located on the stage in the main hall.

Viking history is retold from their earliest raids on the Outer Isles of Scotland right up until the Battle of Largs. You might even learn a few new facts as well, such as Vikings used horns to drink out of and never wore them on their heads!

The proprietors were listed as Messrs Hodges and O’Brien, and the grand opening night was on Monday June 24, with performances at 7pm and 9pm, and a children’s matinee on Saturdays. It stars Jessie Matthews and Michael Redgrave. The last movie theatre in Largs was based at Barrfields and before that films were shown at the Viking Cinema in Irvine Road, pictured, and the George in Waterside Street, but these closed in the s and 70s. In the cinema finally closed to the Pavilion leaving the building as a Hall and Theatre.

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The third stage of your tour is our cinema presentation. Only 20 Largs folk bothered to turn up for that screening. Councillor’s cold calling concern in Largs and Millport. Blockbusters and classic films would both feature as part of the ambitious plan for the upgrading of the hall, which has been in use since the s. Plan for new cinema in Largs revealed.

The history of the Viking Cinema | Largs and Millport Weekly News

The cinema boom eventually reached Largs with its first cinema in He never gave up hope of salvaging his Largs cinema. Plan for new cinema in Largs revealed St John’s Church. The Viking ran as a cinema cunema 4th August when it was sold to local restaurateurs as a drinks bottling warehouse. At the end of the War, the cinema was brought by Mr George Palmer, whose firm Associated GP Cinemas, eventually owned a chain of some icnema picture houses.

Mr Palmer had the greatest affection for the Viking Cinema which he described as ‘the jewel in the crown’ and when any new cinematic improvements came along, such as the widescreen or a new sound system, the Viking would get it installed first amongst his cinemas.

Viscount Patrick Boyle led a campaign to re open the Viking as a luxury cinema but there was not enough financial support for this idea.