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Report - La Scala / ABC, Clydebank - Jan. 2012

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by BenCooper, Jan 12, 2012.

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    Clydebank's La Scala cinema opened in 1938 - seating 2,648, it was described as the pride of Clydebank, and survived the Clydebank Blitz unscathed - here it is in the 1950s:

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    (Scottish Cinemas website)

    It became an ABC cinema, then closed as a cinema in 1984. Subdivided, the top half became a snooker club, the bottom half a bingo hall. I only explored the top half:

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    The pride of Clydebank is now in a sorry state.

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    Up higher, to the battery room:

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    Cabinets for two mercury vapour rectifiers:

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    The projection room:

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    Because of the odd way it was subdivided, the snooker club used one of the original entrances as a beer cellar:

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    And that's it, really - thanks very much to Pantomime Horse for the lead :)
     

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