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Oscars

Salcoats

A good friend of mine Henry Fitzsimons took me to the seaside one day, there was an old boarded up cinema /amusement park on the end of the promenade at Saltcoats. Steel plates all over the windows, some still got smashed. What an eyesore against this view of Arran I said. “that’s good Neil cos I Just bought it this morning“.

Henry is an entrepreneur of the other old school, he picks something and works on it until its successful. He said its time Saltcoats stood up for itself again. We removed the plates and reopened the cinema within 2 months the TOP films were showing, henry paid to get the latest films at the same time as the big Glasgow theatres, we added a soft play, not a ball park, we worked hard to get as many slides as possible researching the American g=big sheds, we put in translucent walkways and a high level “chase me“ circuit! Next the restaurant was added

“Oscars” now the venue is buzzing, it’s a great way to see films eat and play. And what a view !!!