The Scala Theatre auditorium, years apart.The Scala Theatre auditorium, years apart.
The Scala Theatre auditorium, years apart.

IN PICTURES: Reeling in the years of Boston’s Scala Theatre ahead of sale

With the remains of Boston’s Scala Theatre set to go under the hammer, we invited the town’s Jon Coupland to share with us his research into the former cinema.

Jon began researching the attraction in 2012 after learning about it from a friend who worked at Poundstretcher – at that time, the tenants of the building. Over these pages, we present a number of Jon’s photographs from then, plus some older pictures that were given to Jon by the late Mervyn Gould, an ex-employee of the Scala Theatre’s owners, the Aspland Howden family; they are believed to have been taken by Boston’s Addy family. You can read more about the sale here.

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