Workin progress at Edinburgh‘s Cameo Cinema
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Cameo opens new screens
Cinema-goers in Edinburgh will have a wider choice of lilms on otter when the lights go down on August 10 in two new auditoria at the city‘s Cameo cinema. The two screen expansion, due tor
completion torthe opening of the 45th
i Edinburgh International Film Festival,
will seat 77 and 66 people respectively.
The tirst cinema on the Tollcross site —the King‘s—opened in 1914. It was bought over in 1947 by Jim Poole,
whose tamin had long been associated
with the cinema business, renamed The Cameo, and transformed into Edinburgh's premierarts cinema. In 1986, after it had lain empty lortour years, Mr Poole sold the cinema to Recorded Cinemas, who also own the
' prestigious Gate Cinema in London.
His connection with the Cameo will be renewed, however, when he is on hand
in August to open the new screens.
‘The expansion is going to enable us to show many more ﬁlms which will perhaps be wider in theirappeal to people,’ says the cinema‘s general manager, Helen Baker. ‘lt meansthat the things we can show will be more exciting and the programming more ambitious.’
One new aspect of the programming will be a monthly series 01 preview screenings of forthcoming lilms,
- presented by the Cameo in conjunction
with The List. Presentation ot a special coupon, available exclusively in The
List, will allow entry to the shows tor a
mere £1. Details of the shows themselves, which begin in September, will appear in subsequent
issues at this very magazine. (Alan
An exhibition, Cameo Cinema: Past, Present and Future, is on view at the Central Library, Edinburgh until 9 Aug.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE: Nine
redundancies, amounting to more than a quarter ol the stall, have been made by administrators Stoy Hayward at Glasgow‘s Third Eye Centre. Financial losses, estimated at £300,000, caused the leading contemporary arts venue to be put into the hands at administrators early last month in an attempt to avoid immediate liquidation (The List 151). The accountants‘ lirm still has two months to report on the Third Eye's linancial position, and so last week‘s sudden decision to sack so many statt was unexpected. There is concern that
running down operations at this stage —
particularly with the loss at the entire marketing section — could prejudice the long-term luture ol the Centre betore all at the options have been explored. Further announcements and developments are expected soon. There has been a groundswell ot support tor the Centre Irom many quarters and The List is determined that the Third Eye should not be closed
. without a light. More details next issue.
I ARTS AWARD: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the only Scottish
organisation short-listed tor the 1991 Prudential Awards lor the Arts (The List 152), has won the £25,000 award in the
. music section. The SCD was commended lor ‘sustained innovation I believed that BNP supporters had
overthe last few years, exemplilied
this year by the commissioning 0125 new works and its commitment to the regions in innumerable ways, particularly its education work.‘ The orchestra will now be considered tor the overall 1991 Award, worth £75,000, to be announced in November.
I CHILDLINE FUNDRAISER: ChiIdLine, the tree national helpline tor children in trouble, has teamed up with the Duntermline Building Society to create a unique ‘talent contest‘. On top at a donation 0121.000, the Building Society will lend ‘tive talents‘ (£5) to any voluntary group within or associated with the Church ol Scotland who will then build that sum into a Iargerdonation torthe children‘s service. The contest will run lrom Dctoberto December. Further details are available Irom George Thomson on 0506 54163.
I BNP MEETING: Lothian Regional Council has banned 3 proposed march through Edinburgh by the British National Party, due to have been held on 3 Aug. The Lothian Racial Equality Council and Lothian Campaign Against Racisim had urged the Council and the Lothian and Borders Police to ban the rally on the grounds that it would increase racial harassment in the Lothian area. A report by chiet
; constable Sir William Sutherland
indicated that the march could cause ‘serious public disturbance‘ as it was
disrupted a Republican march in June.
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