Heritage

Do you have any memories, photographs or memorabilia related to cinema going in Campbeltown?

Campbeltown Picture House, designed by Albert V Gardner of Glasgow in 1913 in Glasgow School Art Nouveau style, is a Category A Listed building and one of the earliest surviving purpose-built cinemas in the UK. It is the only example in Scotland of the first wave of cinema building still in use as a cinema.

Along with the restoration of the building that is under way, there are several projects in progress which concentrate on the heritage of the Picture House and cinema going in Campbeltown.

The Picture House already has a valuable archive dating back to 1913 but we are looking to expand the collection and would like to hear from you. 

 We are looking for;

  • Photographs, documents and memorabilia associated with the Picture House or Rex Cinema in Campbeltown.
  • Stories and photographs related to the experience of cinema going in Campbeltown, including visiting cafes, shops, restaurants or any other places you went to before or after the show.
  • Stories related to any memorable films or performances you experienced at the Picture House or Rex Cinema.
  • Stories, photographs and documents associated with the people who worked at the Picture House or Rex Cinema.

If you have material that you would like to share please complete the form on the right, and a member of the Heritage Team will be in touch.

You can attach image files and documents. If you are attaching a scanned photograph we would like an image of at least 300dpi, but if you have any issues achieving this, then please continue to complete the form and we will contact you.

If you would like to submit several items or documents, please put them into a single zipped folder (.zip file format) before submitting your form.

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