Return of the Picture House

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Friday night at the flicks is just a week away in Campbeltown and it is the perfect Christmas present.

Campbeltown Community Business Ltd chairman, Jane Mayo and her board, have succeeded in the £3.5 million restoration to bring the 114-year-old cinema as close to perfection as possible.

For the first time in its history Campbeltown Picture House boasts a second screen, it has the latest projector, is heated by biomass, has solar panels on the roof and even the facilities are state of the art with the latest Dyson air blade hand dryers.

Along the way there have been the usual snags in such a complex building project but CCB has met them head-on and found a solution.

Community support has been invaluable particularly in securing at least 120 seats by direct contribution of £250 each.

There have been some naysayers who have tried to pour cold water on the scheme but Sunday’s open day and next Friday’s Star Wars screening should silence the critics.

Campbeltown Picture House is restored to original just better.