Trethowans joins Bournemouth Pavilion for 90th anniversary celebrations

20 Mar 2019

Trethowans turned back the clock to the golden age of cinema last night as it joined Bournemouth Pavilion for its 90th anniversary celebrations.

Staff from the award-winning law firm, which is a corporate supporter of Bournemouth Pavilion, joined the Mayor of Bournemouth and other guests as the venue held a special screening of 42nd Street to mark its 90th anniversary.

Bournemouth Pavilion, a Grade II listed venue, opened on Tuesday 19 March 1929. Throughout March it is holding a series of events to celebrate nine decades of entertainment and Tuesday’s screening of 42nd Street saw guests from across Dorset transported back in time to view the iconic film in black and white.

Chris Whiteley, managing partner at Trethowans, said: “It was a pleasure to join our partners at Bournemouth Pavilion to celebrate its 90th anniversary. Like us, the theatre has a long heritage in the south and its exciting programme of entertainment has been thrilling audiences for decades. I look forward to working with the theatre going forward as part of our partnership.”

Trethowans is an official corporate supporter of Bournemouth Pavilion and its branding sits pride of place inside the 1500-seat theatre. The partnership supports the theatre’s develop-ment programme, which includes ongoing refurbishment projects, improvements and com-munity initiatives.

The screening of 42nd Street formed one of many celebrations to mark the venue’s 90th anniversary. The hit blockbuster film was shown in black and white and the special screening also included a nostalgic recreation of the ‘Pavilion Municipal Orchestra’, whichplayed a selection of music from the 1930s. In addition, the Compton Organ was played by star organist, Donald MacKenzie, Britain’s last full-time resident Cinema Organist from London’s Leicester Square Odeon.

Pat Coyne, BH Live’s director of venues and events, said: “It was a fantastic celebration of our long heritage in Bournemouth and we were delighted to be joined by Trethowans. The firm’s support of Bournemouth Pavilion is important and helps us to invest in ongoing im-provements that allow us to delight customers.”

Trethowans, which has offices in Bournemouth and Poole and recently won two Dorset Legal Awards, has a two-year supporting partnership with the venue. It forms part of the firm’s pledge to support local businesses, organisations and groups.

Bournemouth Pavilion, a Grade II listed venue, opened on Tuesday 19 March 1929. It has a 1,500-seat theatre and full-sized ballroom. It hosts musicals, opera, ballet, pantomime, com-edy, gala dinners, banquets, receptions, fairs, dances and fashion shows throughout the year.


Emma Sainsbury

Business Development Manager