Our first date was at the ‘pictures’ on 19 September 1965 to see Lucky Jim. We must have hit it off because we will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary at Easter.

George Whitelock (La Scala, 1965)
  • 1942

    Freda Culter


    In 1942 I was asked on a first date, with a young medical student. I was 16! He took me to the Cosmo – and I was introduced to the magic of the foreign films. We got married in 1945 and had 54 years together...

  • 1942

    Catherine Brown

    The Parade

    One of my memories at the cinema is when we went to see Bambi, myself and my three children, at the Parade Cinema some time ago. I had to wait till everyone left as my makeup had ran down my face when Bambi’s Mum died.

  • 1948

    Peggy Burke

    The Hillhead

    A happy cinema memory is going on a blind date to 'The Hillhead' on Byres Road in 1948. My blind date and I have now been married for 61 years and still love the 'pictures'.

  • 1943 - 1956

    Henry M Wuga


    As a young man I did not spend my “ill gotten youth” in Snooker Halls, I spent my afternoons in my beloved COSMO. I worked as a Chef at the Beresford and Grand Hotel from 1943 to 1956.

  • 1943

    Tom Kinvig

    Dunoon Old Picture House

    I will never forget, as a wee boy in Dunoon, being thrilled to bits watching They Died with their Boots On. It was the start of my lifelong interest and love of movies.

  • 1940s

    Cliff Ulph

    The Astor

    As a youngster in the late forties on our regular trip to the Saturday matinee at the Wellfield in Springburn, (the Astor but nobody called it that), the highlight for me was the serial.

  • 1940s-50s

    Tony Jaconelli


    Shettleston was well served with cinemas; we had four, The State, The Broadway (later the name was changed to the Odeon), The Palaceum and the Premier.