An East Renfrewshire entertainment venue is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new programme of events.

Eastwood Park Theatre, in Giffnock, first opened its doors on January 8, 1973, and delivered a live performance of The Schoolmistress, by Giffnock Players’ Club.

On the same date 50 years later, popular children’s entertainers The McDougalls presented a live stage show to mark the occasion.

And the golden anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year, with a variety of performances and screenings lined up.

Live music will include everything from the Legends of American Country show to Abbamania.

There is also an extensive line-up of live comedy from award-winning performers such as Josie Long.

Kids can look forward to seeing the likes of Singing Kettle star Artie and CBeebies Popcast entertainer Nick Cope, as well as taking part in interactive orchestral concerts with Peter and the Wolf on Tour.

Meanwhile, movie buffs will be transported back in time as they enjoy screenings of films from 1973, such as Disney’s Robin Hood and The Way We Were.

Anthony McReavy, of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, told the Barrhead News: “We’re very proud to celebrate 50 years of Eastwood Park Theatre bringing entertainment to our local community.

“We have a fantastic programme of events lined up to mark this special occasion, with a range of shows for all ages.

“We also have more exciting performances up our sleeves, so keep an eye on our social media for special announcements.”

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