DVD_KursaalByItsDome[DVD: Vidia Productions – 1995 – 41 mins +extras]. The story of the Southend (England) Kursaal Amusement Park and Gardens. Told in archive film and photographs with reminiscences from people who worked there and visited in its heyday. From the early days when Bernard Tollhurst first opened the Marine Park in 1894. Through the exciting years when the Morehouse family made the Kursaal a household name around the world. Right up to the purchase of the derelict buildings in 1994 by Southend Council. This is a fascinating story of the first 100 years of the Kursaal Amusement Park and Gardens. ANDY SHINE SAYS: I enjoyed this, although I would probably not watch it again for some time. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.