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Newsreel Audience Article

The latest issue (volume 6, issue 2) of Participations , the online journal of audience and reception studies, has an article by Louise Anderson which attempts to tackle the much neglected area of the audience within newsreel research.You can download the article from the Participations website.

It draws on Anderson’s oral history work on people’s memories of newsreel at Newcastle’s News Theatre, now the Tyneside Cinema. The building has recently been restored to reveal the original structure and interior design as envisaged by Dixon Scott when it opened in 1937. It is probably the finest surviving example of a newsreel theatre in Britain today.

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