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"Friends of the Gaumont" Press article



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Administrative / Biographical history

This article was written by Southern Arts to highlight the cause of the Friends of the Gaumont. The group was formed after discovering that Rank Touring Organisation was planning on closing the theatre to turn it into a bingo hall. The article explains plans to launch a campaign in order to save the theatre and prevent Southampton City Council from approving Rank Touring Organisation's plans.


This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.
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