Tag: cinema

Blantyre Picture Theatre

Blantyre Picture Theatre or Blantyre Picture House was often nicknamed as the Dookit. The original name when it opened in 1913 was “Blantyre Picture and Variety Theatre.” It was later renamed as Blantyre Picture House. It was a former cinema on Glasgow Road. Not to be confused with the earlier Blantyre Electric Picture House (Fleapit) at the corner of Forrest Street. […]

The Blantyre “Broadway” Cinema

Blantyre’s residents were excited and thrilled when it was announced in 1939 that the Blantyre Picture House Company were going to build a “state of the art” cinema on Glasgow Road. The Broadway Cinema was to be located on spare ground at the corner of Station Road and Glasgow Road at the junction. Construction took place […]