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Glasgow Film Theatre

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Keywords: art house cinemas, cinemas, Cosmo, European City of Culture, films, GFT, Glasgow Film Theatre, Scottish Film Council

Edinburgh's most famous export, Sean Connery, with Glasgow Film Theatre director Ken Ingles, pictured on the October 1987 programme cover.

The Scottish Film Councilís redevelopment of the Cosmo Cinema as the Glasgow Film Theatre brought additional public sector funding. Financial stability enabled the GFT to continue to promote film culture in Glasgow by bringing to the city foreign language and art house films which would not be screened in commercial cinemas.

In 1987, a fund-raising campaign was launched to raise £425,000 to further develop the cinema by adding a second screen. Sean Connery gave his support. The campaign was successful, and a second cinema opened in 1988 in time for the GFT to play a major role in Glasgow's year as European City of Culture 1990.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 791.430941435 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries and Archives



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