HMV quiz of the year

The answers and the wmners

The first prize winner of our ludicrously difficult quiz of the year is Martin Maguire. Paisley. who will receive $300 to spend in HMV. The two runners up. each getting £100 to spend in HMV, are Silvana Vitale and Mike Avern, both from Edinburgh. Congratulations to them all and thanks to everyone who entered.

The answers are: 1) Chris Eubank; 2) The Coup: 3) Adam Rickitt & John Altman; 4) Audition and Battle Royale; 5) Ocean Colour Scene; 6) Amores Perros, Best In Show and Glue; 7) Gorillaz; 8) Ali Smith; 9) Arthur C. Clarke: 10) Lomo; 11) 12 seconds: 12) The King ls Alive; 13) Davina McCall; 14) Garth Cruikshank & Eddie McCabe: 15) 139; 16) Cardinal Winning: Catholic Church, Craig Brown: Scotland football manager, Henry McLeish: Scottish Parliament; 17) Robert ller aka Anthony Jr. Edie Falco aka Carmela; 18) Cathy Dennis; 19) Richard Deacon: 20) Homer Simpson.

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Cinema director argues case against. Words: Miles Fielder T here's been a great deal of concern and almost as much

700—800 admissions over three-day weekends. There's clearly a demand for the programming we do.‘

The Lumiere's programming over the three years has included specialised seasons of films. including many works from Scotland. the launch of a new Irish Film Festival. as well as participation in the international Film Festival in August. and the popular Your Choice strand. which has allowed the public to book favourite films.

‘The public have been appalled,‘ Mowe said about the decision to close. Again, the National Museums denies this. ‘You asked how many letters we had received from the general public expressing concern at its closure.’ Gray said to The List. ‘To date. sevenf

And so the argument continues. with the NMS taking a firm line: ‘The National Museums of Scotland has undergone a period of expansion.‘ said Gray. ‘opening three new museums in the past three and a half years. However, in common with most national Organisations. the value of our grant in aid has decreased in real terms over the past ten years and we are now concentrating on our core activities. The National Museums of Scotland strives to achieve best value for public funding while continuing to effectively seek plural funding.‘

Are you concerned over the impending closure of the Lumiere cinema? If so, voice your opinion by emailing react@list.co. ul<

speculation over the closure of Edinburgh's Lumiere

cinema. The venue. which has been operating for three years attached to the Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. will screen its last film on 31 March.

The Lumiere's director Richard Mowe told The List the reason for the impending closure is a 21 m budget deficit for the forthcoming year at the National Museums of Scotland. As a ‘panic measure'. Mowe said the NMS is looking to save the $70,000 it takes to run the cinema annually. Furthermore. as the cinema's director. Mowe said he wasn't consulted at all. ‘The decision was already made to close the Cinema'

However. the NMS rejects Mowe's accusations. According to the organisation's press manager, Susan Gray. the decision to close was taken ‘solely on the financial position of the cinema'. Gray said: ‘The National Museums of Scotland have reluctantly taken the decision to close the Lumiere. An interesting and creative project, the Lumiere has been run with enthusiasm and commitment by its director. Richard Mowe. The project is reviewed on an annual basis and with great regret we have concluded. with an annual deficit of $70,000. it is not financially sustainable.‘

Mowe. however, questioned the figures: ‘We have doubled our figures this year. and they are continuing to rise. We've had

‘We have doubled our figures this year - there’s clearly a demand’

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