Greenock // 17 December
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Thursday 17 December // 7.30pm
Waterfront Cinema, 10 Custom House Way, Greenock PA15 1EG // Box Office: 01475 732201
Immortalised in song and famous for ships and sugar, Greenock gets a rare outing on celluloid as part of this special programme of films. Celebrate the Scott Lithgow Shipyards where a wee boy’s dream of running away to sea became reality and dancing down the streets leading the Greenock and District Silver Band seemed quite commonplace.
**STOP PRESS** – We’re delighted to confirm the post-screening blether guests:
- George Miller, star of the 1974 film about Greenock being screened
- Emily Munro, Learning & Outreach Officer, National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive
- Val Boa, Curator, McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock
Made in My Toun is a screening of rare films from the archives telling the story of urban growth across Scotland, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about re-presenting our towns and cities on the big screen. On tour from Ayr to Aberdeen, Made in My Toun is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson in celebrating the ‘touns’ that have changed the face of Scotland. Event duration: 90 mins approx.