The Homeric replaced the Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic)
The Homeric was constructed with mass immigration in mind
The Homeric was sold for scrap in February 1936 for £74,000
Travelling showman, John Edward Sheeran bought the Homeric’s chandelier at a flea market in Kirkcaldy. He then purchased the ships 1st class dining room and had it transported by 14 wagons to Stonehouse Railway Station.
On 22nd January 1937 the ‘Rex’ was opened by Sir Harry Lauder and was hailed as ‘Lanarkshire’s King of Picture Houses’.
The first picture shown was ‘It happened one night’ starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Credits: Stonehouse Heritage for most of the background information: stonehouseheritage.co.uk/cinema/
(1) 'Both Sides Now' - piano arrangement by Yukie Smith
(2) 'Grounds for Divorce' - piano cover of this Elbow song
(3) 'This is the Day' - acoustic cover of this The The song