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Opening of Whitehaven Film Theatre

Border Television's local news looks in on the Whitehaven Film Theatre, the latest film venue at the Civic Hall.

News 1972 5 mins Silent


Stanley Reed, then director of the BFI, discusses the state of the 1970s British Film Industry and the need for great films to be seen outside of London. Alan Knowles talks about the Borders' first regional film theatre and how a regional venue will complement mainstream cinemas in West Cumberland. With Christopher Miles on his most recent feature film, The Virgin and the Gypsy which, in 1972, had never been screened in West Cumberland! Luckily Whitehaven's new Film Theatre can put that right!