Atmosphere | Broadway Melody of 1936

Image of 'Broadway Melody of 1936' used with the kind permission of Doctor Macro.

Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:30pm. FREE
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

2017 has been designated Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and as part of Dundee's Community Hogmanay Celebrations we're turning the clock back to 1936 when Art Deco cinema Green's Playhouse first opened to the public on the site of the Mecca bingo hall.

Step inside the iconic tower to watch Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 'Broadway Melody of 1936' as the silver screen returns to the site of the original Playhouse for one night only. Dress like your favourite vintage Hollywood star, and join us for bingo before the main feature from 6:30pm.


Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, the film tells the story of budding star trying to convince her high school sweetheart, now a Broadway producer to give her a chance to star in his new musical. Of course there are plenty of classic song and dance routines along the way.

Green's Playhouse was designed by Joseph Emberton and John Fairweather. It was the second largest cinema in Europe with 4,126 seats. It's tower was a fore-runner of Glasgow's Tait Tower at the 1938 Empire Exhibition, and was the only thing to survive the devastating fire of 1995.

This one-off screening is free and begins at 8:30pm. If you wish to come and play bingo from 6:30pm you'll need to join Mecca online by clicking here or by signing up at the hall.

A Film Mobile, NEoN Digital Arts Festival and New Media Scotland production supported by Dundee City Council.

Click here to watch footage of Green's Playhouse from the Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland.

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Image of 'Broadway Melody of 1936' used with the kind permission of Doctor Macro.