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> Cinemas In Glasgow, ...do you remember these?
GG
post 5th Dec 2003, 07:02pm
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Here's some photographs of some (of the once-many) cinemas in Glasgow. Remeber them? Did you go to any of these or the many others in Glasgow?

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Springburn, 1971 Princes Cinema

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Sauchiehall St, 1971 ABC 2 Cinema

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Sauchiehall St, 1954 La Scala picture house

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Shettleston, 1955 Odeon Cinema (Saturday matinee for children)

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Sauchiehall St, 1954 La Scala picture house

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Renfield St, 1955 Odeon Cinema

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Great Western Rd, 1940 New cinema, Ascot

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Gallowgate, 1976 Orient Cinema

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727 Govan Rd, 1937 New cinema (Plaza)

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2142 Paisley Rd West, 1939 Aldwych Cinema

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1393 Maryhill Rd, 1931 Roxy Cinema and cafe

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149-155 Castle St Casino Cinema

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post 5th Dec 2003, 07:09pm
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Ahhhh! Brings back lots of memories, thanks Martin!
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Margaret P
post 5th Dec 2003, 08:29pm
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Yes Martin been to many of them my that brings back memories
been to the La Scala and odeon many times thanks for the memories rolleyes.gif
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post 5th Dec 2003, 08:52pm
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ah the memories of the Roxy on the Maryhill Rd, one of us would pay and the others would sneek in the back door there was no gate then we would go down the lane and get in ,we would stop at Birrells tae get oor sweeties, then if we had enough we would go to the chip shop by Mc Falanes tae get chips tae eat on the way hame,thanks Martin biggrin.gif


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post 5th Dec 2003, 09:01pm
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Wow Mags U sure you wanna tell us this stuff biggrin.gif naughty..........am having lunch tomorrow opposite the old Ascot at Anniesland I will take a pic and tell u what has happened to it since then.
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post 5th Dec 2003, 09:17pm
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living in the south side of Glasgow, there were plenty cinemas, in Shawlands there was the Waverley which I frequented on a Saturday to the "Minors" which was 6d to get in. There were 2 other cinemas in Shawlands too, the names escape me but they were on Kilmarnock Road, one later became the Cameo ballroom, not sure if the other one was the Elephant, maybe someone could put me right on that fact.
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post 5th Dec 2003, 09:52pm
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An whit aboot the State on Shettleston Road and the (in)famous Greens Playhouse? Jeez, that's gaun back!

We often had Canadians on leave staying with us during the war and they all headed to Green Playhouse Dance Hall - ah begged and pleaded to be taken but was too young.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 12:04am
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Shettleston seemed to have been well served by picture halls. There was the State, of course, at the far end of Shettleston Road, the Odeon in Amulree Street, the Premier on Shettleston Road (now the Barn Social Club) and the Palaceum in Edrom Street. Not too far away there was Green's on Wellshot Road, but that was almost Tollcross, and the Parkhead picture halls which included the Black Cat on Springfield Road and the wonderfully alliterative Picture Palace Parkhead (the three Ps!).

I saw my first film in the Premier (did we pronounce it the "Prime Ear"?) and I took my brother to see his first film in the Palaceum. He was three and I was nine and the film was "Scaramouche".

The Palaceum burned down on a Saturday night after a screening of Jack and the Beanstalk with Bud Abbot and Lou Costello. That was probably around 1953 or 1954.

The amazing thing is that these cinemas were full much of the time and there was almost always a queue on a friday and Saturday.

Trams and cinemas have certainly jogged my memory this evening and while thanks go to GG for starting these threads I think the memory has also been aided by a couple of good measures of Bruichladich!

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post 6th Dec 2003, 12:39am
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Thanks Martin. Brilliant pics! I remember going to see the Beatleas "A Hard Day's Night" at the La Scala.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 01:00am
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mellow.gif Jannymac, the other picture house on Kilmarnock Road was the Embassy. The Elephant was owned by the Glasgow eccentric A. E. Pickard. If you lived on the south side the following cinema names will be familiar: The Govanhill, Majestic, Calder, Hampden, Crosshill and New Cinerama.
You will also remember this café off Kilmarnock Road.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 05:23am
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I remember the Blythswood, the Seamore, the Electric, all on maryhill road. What was the name of the one in the cowcaddens?
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post 6th Dec 2003, 11:26am
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Aw George Leons cafe ,whit memories it does conjure up.You are right the two,picture hooses in Klmarnock Rd were the Embassy and the Elephant,Gosh many a bag a crisps I ate in those two.Aye and I had my first " real" kiss in the Elephant,the older woman syndrome ,She was 13 and I was 12,god I am shaking at the memory.Lol
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post 6th Dec 2003, 01:46pm
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The Ascot at Anniesland today-luxury apartments costing up to £250,000.It is Grade 2 listed building-Art Deco style so the front had to be retained-I think its really ugly.Other picture halls The Tivoli and Rosevale in PartickThe Grosvenor and Salon on Byres Rd,Rio at Canniesburn Toll and two flea pits one in Whiteinch and one near Partick Cross but I can't remember their names.Oh yes the Vogue at Knightswood now B&Q.

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post 6th Dec 2003, 02:52pm
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I think it's a lovely building Scotslad but as a Cinema not to live in.
Brilliant picture, that's two more brownie points for you! laugh.gif
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post 6th Dec 2003, 03:05pm
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Melody I'll accept the brownie points -do you really like that building-the orange is horrible-I cannot believe anyone would pay all that money to live there.Main road in front of you and a railway station right next door and some gasometers out the back-oh yeh and the Bru is right beside you and a couple of ok chippies. tongue.gif
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