|Charlie Chaplin's: City Lights|
Sat 4th Jun 2016 - 7:30 pm
The classic 1931 silent film - a tramp, a blind girl and an alchoholic, suicidal millionaire - who doesn't want to see that?!
Housing the Unique HiLSDON Unit Orchestral Pipe Organ and an exhibition of memorabilia from the Golden Days of the Cinema, it makes a charming and interesting, multi-functional intimate public space.
Owned by the Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society (STOPS), a registered Scottish Charity (SC018217) the Society each year presents a season of theatre organ concerts, tea dances in 'the Blackpool' style, as well as classic silent films accompanied live by the theatre organ. Please see our sister website which gives the history and details of STOPS - www.stops.org and the history of the Unique HiLSDON Unit Orchestral Pipe Organ, the majority of which came from the Playhouse, Edinburgh. Without this particular instrument, the Playhouse in Edinburgh would be just a distant memory and the Centre itself would not exist.
The Centre also welcomes visits by groups of interested parties for an afternoon or evening of musical entertainment, when our Resident Organist reminisces about his days playing the last organs in the cinemas of Edinburgh. For these events, we provide catering, from tea and biscuits, to a sumptuous high tea or finger buffet. Please refer to the Menu Item above about Group Visits for details.
A Bird's Eye view of the Auditorium
The Centre is also home to the Independent Weather Station which provides the data for Greenlaw to www.bordersweather.co.uk which website was initially conceived to give travellers to the Centre an idea of what weather to expect during their visit, but which has grown and is now a respected member of a nationwide chain of independent weather stations.
Thanks for a super afternoon
Sunday, 29th October 1995
P. Lish - Sunderland, UK