We've been lucky enough to interview people who have been involved in Glasgow’s rich cinema history. From cinema management and projection, to being in the stalls, here are a few tales of their cinema experiences. The Jeely Jars and Seeing Stars: Glasgow's Love Affair with the Movies DVD will feature the longer interviews and will be released shortly. Alternatively, listen to more memories in the exhibition featured at the Glasgow Film Theatre Café Cosmo over the coming weeks. Many thanks to those who have contributed to the exhibition and the DVD by sharing their memories!
Cinema-going in Cowcaddens
Flora Pagan recalls cinema-going experiences on Saturdays in Cowcaddens.
Screening Film in 70mm at the Gaumont
Twin brothers John and Peter Douglas were projectionists in Glasgow during cinema’s heyday. They discuss working at the Gaumont on Sauchiehall Street in the 1960s, a cinema that pre-empted the way in which cinemas as run today.
A Memorable Headline
Seeing Zulu in the cinema is a particuarly strong memory for Norman McNamee because of the international news that evening in 1963.
Ronald Singleton, whose father George Singleton opened the Cosmo cinema (now the GFT) in 1939, discusses his one instance of cinema-manager ‘showmanship’.
An Independent Visit
Nancy Mackay recalls visiting the Rosevale cinema after school for the first time with friends.