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A countdown of Glasgow's picture theaters with the most interesting programmes
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Pickard's Great Surprise Party
Short article detailing the enormous success of each of Pickards cinemas: the Casino, The Panopticon, the Clydebank Gaiety and the Ibrox Picture Palace. In particular, the luxurious interior of the Casino is celebrated, being described asamong the…
Short newspaper cutting from the Observer describing the weekly programme of the Casino. Mentioned are the performances of Will Starr,the chocolate-coloured comedian and dancer and Cissie Norton,the popular male impersonator. Though an appraisal of…
Tags: casino, Cissie Norton, Pickard, Townhead, Will Starr
Short newspaper clipping from the Glasgow News detailing a list of performances taking place at the Casino. Most notable is the mention of aspecialty act by performer Max Merlin entitledThe Human Crocodile. The performance is described as showcasing…
Tags: acrobatics, casino, Human Crocodile, Max Merlin
Newspaper cutting describing the weekly programme of the Casino cinema. Most notable is the mention of a performer named Mile Romany, alady handcuff manipulator whose act might nowadays be termedescape artist. The article describes the astonishment…
Tags: casino, escapism, handcuffs, Mile Romany
The Man, The Show, The Company: A.E. Pickard'.
Newspaper advert proclaiming the successes of Pickards five Glasgow attractions: the Casino, the Panopticon, the Ibrox Palace, the Clydebank Theatre, and the Waxwork at the Trongate. The venues are listed and each is given a brief, bombastic account…
Short account of the weekly programme of Pickards Casino cinema. Most notable is a reference to the popularity of the song and dance group Wilsons Eight Jolly Juveniles, who, according to the journalist, aremeeting with great success for their…
Brief account of the Casino cinemas weekly programme, notable for the inclusion of the amusingly titledFun in a Chinese Laundry: agenuinely humorous acrobat sketch by comedy duo Sydney and Hobart.
Tags: casino, sketch comedy, Sydney and Hobart
Short description of the weekly programme at Pickards Casino cinema, referencing a three-part film entitledThe Clue of the Broken Finger as thechief attraction of the picture houses entertainment that week.
Tags: casino, cinema, Clue of the Broken Finger, Pickard
Short article describing the weekly programme of Pickards Casino cinema. Most notable is the mention of a film being screened, entitledOrders Under Seal, an epic drama whose film spans over 6000 feet in length and has a 90 minute running time.…
Tags: casino, drama, epic, film, Orders Under Seal
Short article detailing the weekly programme of The Casino. Most interesting is the mention of an attraction entitled Dalmeres Table Circus, which is said to feature performingcats, dogs, doves and monkeys. Also mentioned is the screening of a film…
Tags: animals, casino, Dalmeres Table Circus, dark comedy, The Suicide
Short article describing the weekly programme of Pickards Casino cinema. The main attraction is detailed as a film entitledThe Tragedy in the Life of General Villa, an epic said to containmany vivid battle scenes and whose production involved the use…
The Jockey of Death.
Newspaper advert for agreat picture exclusive at the Townhead Casino cinema: a four-reel film entitledThe Jockey of Death. According to the advert, the film was being shown on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only of the week commencing November 15th,…
Tags: casino, cinema, Jockey of Death, picture exclusive
Newspaper advert for a film showing at the Townhead Casino cinema entitledQuo Vadis?. The advert goes into detail in conveying the high production value of the film and the critical acclaim it has received. For example, according to the author of the…
Tags: casino, cinema, masterpiece, Quo Vadis?
Evening Times weekly review of the Casino cinemas programme. Notable is the mention of a screening of Charlie Chaplins Charlie at Work, described by the journalist asa screamer from beginning to end.
Tags: casino, Charlie at Work, Charlie Chaplin, comedy