The Cinema and Cinema-Going in Scotland, 1896-c.1950

Griffiths, Trevor
Date published: 
August 2013

What thrilled our Scottish grandparents on the silver screen? This enthralling work documents the cinema habits of early 20th-century Scots, exploring how cinema-going came to grow and integrating the study of cinema into the wider context of social and economic history. It draws on documentation kept by cinema manager, the diaries and the recollections of cinema-goers to build a picture of early Scottish cinema-going as a business. Trevor Griffiths looks at patterns of cinema-going and attendance levels, as well as how audience preferences for different genres, stars or national origins of films changed over time.