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Blantyre Cinemas

  Although there is evidence of “magic lantern” shows being held in Blantyre at Dixon’s Halls at Stonefield prior to 1900, Blantyre is known to have had seven proper cinemas, with only one still functional or present. Here are some little snippets taken from my forthcoming book. Full details on each cinema is available upon […]

The Blantyre Bowl (at the Dookit)

  Two bowling alleys were known to exist. One at High Blantyre, which was located next to the old Kirkyard, and another more well known at Glasgow Road. When the Blantyre Picture House (The Dookit) at Glasgow Road closed, two local men, Mr. Ian Liddell and Mr. William Paul, converted the property and opened it […]