Gothenburg Picture House
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This Cinema was built in 1910 by the Gothenburg Temperance Society and was named the Gothenburg Public Hall, soon after opening becoming a cinema.
Kelty was a mining village which was the largest village in Scotland.
The Gothenburg Picture House was a single screen and very ornate in the style of an old music hall. It had a horseshoe balcony and barrel vaulted ceiling. The proscenium was 40 feet wide and the stage was 17 feet deep.
The clock tower was added in 1925 as a gift to the people of Kelty from the Gothenburg society.
Closed as a cinema in the early 1960’s, it converted into a bingo club for while. The building sadly ended its life as a raincoat factory and was demolished in 1976 by the local council who built the required little tacky box flats which now stand in place of this fine building.
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