The (Kinema) Ballroom would be changed forever when its doors were closed on Saturday 20th September 1980. Work soon commenced to transform the building into a state of the art discotheque and Night Magic opened its doors on Friday 24th October. Rumour has it that tickets for the opening night changed hands outside the venue for £20! (A considerable sum in 1980).
New Year's Day Thursday January 1st 1981 was kicked off with an appearance by the famous Top Of The Pops Dance Troupe Pan's People.
£50,000 worth of modernisation was undertaken during the two-week closure between Sunday 17th July 1983 and Saturday 30th July 1983.
Tuesday 30th October 1984 H2O cancelled due to lack of public support.
Refurbishment closed Night Magic's doors between Friday 28th July 1986 and the following Friday 1st August 1986.
Night Magic's doors would be closed for the last time on Sunday 31st January 1988. Hollywood Boulevard which opened on Friday 10th June 1988 and was hailed as "Scotlandís Premier Night Scene".
The first two of six special events took place on Saturday & Sunday 4th (Big Fun & Jayne) & 5th (London Boys & Jermaine Stewart) of November 1989 when the TV show 'The Hitman & Her' (presented by Pete Waterman & Michaela Strachan) was recorded in Hollywood Boulevard. They must have enjoyed themselves, as they came back to do it all again on Saturday & Sunday 27th (Lonnie Gordon & Sybil) & 28th (Guru Josh & Santos) of December 1989 and again on Saturday & Sunday 4th (Tongue 'n' Cheek & Liaz) & 5th (Big Fun & Jay Mondi) of August 1990! Tam Jamieson & Derek Miller were the DJs on these occasions.
1980 - 1989