Alfredo in the film Cinema Paradisoafter being informed about the arrival of thenew non-combustible film.
Elsebeth Jørgensen comes from Copenhagen and came to Huntly in 2006 to investigate the social history of its former picture house.
Like so many of its European counterparts the former picture house in Huntly closed in the mid-1960s. The building however survived, its doors boarded up and the exterior painted battleship grey. For many years there were requests made to Deveron Projects to do something about this 'eyesore', which evoked so many memories in the community of happy days now passed. Elsebeth was chosen to tackle this issue because of her existing long-term project, for which she travelled around Europe, photographing empty closed down, and converted cinemas. For the project she collected a wealth of local archive materials: photographs, interviews and documentation.