Campbeltown Picture House has been shortlisted in the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards. The Awards is the annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects and to celebrate the ordinary people doing extraordinary things with National Lottery funding. This year, the Awards reflect their 25-year legacy, celebrating projects and people who have benefitted from National Lottery funding over the last quarter of a century.
Campbeltown Picture House has the joint accolade of being one of Europe’s few surviving atmospheric cinemas and one of Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinemas still in operation. The conservation project restored the art nouveau exterior and the historic main auditorium to its 1930s design and provided a new state of the art second screen, café, education room and other facilities.
Lucy Casot, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland said, “To see this much-loved Picture House as magnificent as it was the day it opened over 100 years ago is a delight. With the help of National Lottery funding, history and 21st century design have come together to create an incredible cultural centre for the local community.”
The winners will be decided by a public vote and will receive a £10,000 cash prize and appear on a BBC One awards show in November. Further details and how to vote can be found at https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/projects/view/campbeltown-picture-house?context=vote