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Purplefan
post 25th Aug 2013, 09:05pm
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what was the name of the cinema that showed dirty films?
Think it was on renfield street.
I think in a new Independent scotland; Glasgow as it's capital we need another dirty film house. (perhaps in 3D)
I remember asking my da once why all them men were standing looking shifty, waiting to get
in to watch confessions of a window cleaner X certificate.


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post 25th Aug 2013, 09:55pm
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You must mean The Grand Central in Jamaica Street. Somebody told me that !


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post 25th Aug 2013, 10:21pm
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It's a venue for music these days. Much more fitting for a cultured city like Glasgow. Anyhoo all the dirty auld men huv goat internet noo. biggrin.gif
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post 25th Aug 2013, 10:23pm
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Laptops, one assumes ! tongue.gif


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post 25th Aug 2013, 10:27pm
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I believe these days it has undergone refurb and has been used as a music venue for a while.

Here's a wee pic of what it used to look like.

http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/grcentral.html

and how it looks now

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blow-up/501958413/


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post 25th Aug 2013, 10:38pm
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I honestly think it looked less shady in its former guise. unsure.gif


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post 25th Aug 2013, 11:08pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 25th Aug 2013, 09:53pm) *
You must mean The Grand Central in Jamaica Street. Somebody told me that !



I'm sure they did biggrin.gif wink.gif


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post 25th Aug 2013, 11:11pm
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QUOTE (carmella @ 25th Aug 2013, 10:25pm) *
I believe these days it has undergone refurb and has been used as a music venue for a while.

Here's a wee pic of what it used to look like.

http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/grcentral.html

and how it looks now

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blow-up/501958413/



I see the Triptych festival was popular.
I guy waiting to get in.


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post 25th Aug 2013, 11:13pm
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It is sort of sad that places like that no longer exist. Like the kensitas shop upabove fuscos
hairdressers. They are just as much part of Glasgows past as the Garden festival was.


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post 25th Aug 2013, 11:19pm
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QUOTE (DavidT @ 25th Aug 2013, 10:19pm) *
It's a venue for music these days. Much more fitting for a cultured city like Glasgow. Anyhoo all the dirty auld men huv goat internet noo. biggrin.gif


Yea, but there is nothing like the cinema experience over the internet.
Just think, you could have flesh Gordon in 3D.
It would be amazing having mings big hairy arse come right oot the screen at ye.

Na, then again maybe not. biggrin.gif


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post 26th Aug 2013, 07:47am
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i think there was a sleazy cinema called the tatler just off the sauchiehall st at the same street as the fuscos hair dressers for men


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post 26th Aug 2013, 10:04am
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Was that not the Tatler? Need to verify with Bilbo rolleyes.gif
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post 26th Aug 2013, 10:15am
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Thanks, Joop. tongue.gif Fusco's was/is in Cambridge Street and I do not know of any cinema there, the closest being the Cosmo (now GFT) in Rose Street- certainly not a dirty cinema, unless to those who consider anything foreign to be dirty.

The name "Tatler" I have heard but it came about after my time, when the only dodgy cinemas were the aforementioned Grand Central and possibly the one near Charing Cross, whose name eludes me.

So many cinemas changed their names with new owners.

As regards Renfield Street, Cranston´s De Luxe cinema was revamped in the late 50s and I am not sure if it changed its name to "Classic" then, or if that was later. There was the Classic News & cartoon cinema in the same building and a self-service cafeteria in the basement, which I used to frequent when I dogged off school c. 1958/9. I understand that a Tatler cinema club later took over.

I think it worth mentioning, re "dirty" movies, that , in my day, all films were certified by British film censors and there was no question of pornography being shown. By contrast nowadays, many generally released films wander dangerously close to the line. That of course is a sign of the times - just think of the furore over books like Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fanny Hill, and the fact that it is well nigh impossible to read a paperback now without graphic and explicit sex passages.

Not passing judgement - just saying!


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post 26th Aug 2013, 01:07pm
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Was there not an independent cinema further up from this one, on the west side of Union St, about one block north of Central Station? I`m sure there was.

And it screened a load of crap like Roger Corman stuff, (The Man With X-Ray Eyes with Ray Milland and The Man With Two Heads, again with poor old Ray Milland). Also, it too showed a fair whack of noodie flicks (Montegnegro, etc).

Plus, tripe like them Bud Spencer and Terence Hill low budget gems (Watch Out We`re Mad, Odd And Evens, They Call Me Trinity). It also done double/treble bills of the Dirty Harry flicks late Fri night/early Sat mornings.

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post 26th Aug 2013, 01:22pm
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RR, Not sure which era you speak of, but Cranston's De Luxe ( up to1950s) , later Classic, was at 15 Renfield St., first block north of Central Station. Union St only runs between Argyle St. & Gordon St.

I can't think of any other cinema on west side of either.


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