1979 Film Society


Screen Shot 2018-07-05 at 14.54.00A new film society was formed in March 1979 in High Blantyre. Films were shown every third Tuesday night in the Old Parish Church Halls at the corner of Hunthill Road.

The society was formed by Austin Walsh, of 116 Waverley Terrace, High Blantyre, a former pupil of Blantyre High School. The school already had a prize winning film society and Austin thought that the adult population of Blantyre could do with cinema screenings.

Membership to the non-profit making society cost only £3.50 per year or £5 for a family ticket. The films shown will be recent, popular successes, Films like ‘The Sting’ and ‘Silver Streak’ were lined up for starters.

Mr Walsh said upon the opening, “I think people of Blantyre should have every opportunity to visit a local cinema and see films more often.”

From the book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018

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