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> The Metropole
Purplefan
post 23rd Mar 2011, 04:38pm
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It was owned by Jimmy Logan and was a great Little Theater.
My mother worked there and i would be grateful if i could have some old photos or Information
on it.
Cant believe how much Glasgow has changed.


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Chrissie
post 24th Mar 2011, 05:21am
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The Metropole was a great wee theater. My mother took me there when I was a kid. Back then there was the Logans - the mother and father. Then son Buddy began singing and performing their following by sister Sally and brother Jimmy. Eventully, after many years, Jimmy kind of took over the whole thing. They were a very talented family and much loved in Glasgow. smile.gif
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Purplefan
post 24th Mar 2011, 02:12pm
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my dad saw Jimmy shand and his band and the Alexander Brothers there.
he used to have loads of photographs of the place and old Bill posters.
When he died they got thrown out.
Sham i wish i had kept them now.


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Dimairt
post 24th Mar 2011, 09:37pm
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There were two Metropole Theatres owned by the Logan family. The first was in Stockwell St and was destroyed by fire in 1961. Jimmy Logan bought the old Empress Theatre at St George's Cross in 1964 and renamed it the Metropole. The links below are to the Virtual Mitchell and the Glasgow Story.

Le durachd,

Eddy

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitc...amp;t=4&x=1

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?i...8%26amp%3Bl%3Dy

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?i...8%26amp%3Bl%3Dy
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Purplefan
post 24th Mar 2011, 11:02pm
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Dimairt.
Yes it is the one in St. George's cross im talking about. I never knew there were two.
Also i love the old photos of the fire engines,


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post 25th Mar 2011, 08:20am
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QUOTE (Purplefan @ 24th Mar 2011, 02:35pm) *
my dad saw Jimmy shand and his band and the Alexander Brothers there.
he used to have loads of photographs of the place and old Bill posters.
When he died they got thrown out.
Sham i wish i had kept them now.





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Purplefan
post 25th Mar 2011, 10:00pm
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WoW! Thanks for that mate.
That is a part of Glasgow history there.
I am going to print this off.


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post 25th Mar 2011, 11:18pm
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Glad you liked it; here are some others. It had a few names over the years: West End Theatre, the Empress and, briefly, The Falcon before becoming the Metropole.

Durachdan,

Eddy

http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Glasgow/NewMe...atreGlasgow.htm


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