Memories

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)
  • 1950s

    John Miller

    The Paragon

    As well as showing ‘pictures’, The Paragon once had a cowboy and his horse visit. It was the mid-fifties. The children were so excited and created so much noise that the horse reared up, the ‘cowboy’ fell off...

  • 1952

    Kathleen Keenan

    Possilpark

    Mum and Dad put my sister and me into the cinema at Possilpark to see Songs of Bernadette while they went to town. We stayed in to see it again and Dad had to come down the aisles with the usherette shining a torch...

  • 1956

    Melvyn Lynd

    ABC Princes, Gourlay Street

    As children we would always attend ABC Minors on Saturday mornings. At Halloween they would organise Fancy Dress competition, with the shouts of the audience deciding the winner. In 1956 I came first, dressed as Zorro...

  • 1950

    Patricia Jeffrey

    Grand Central

    In 1950 I was aged 3 – my big sister was to ‘keep me out the road’ while arrangements were made for my Grannie’s funeral. For 3 days in a row I was taken to see Annie Get Your Gun at the Grand Central on Rutherglen Main Street. Pure magic! Catapulted...

  • 1930s

    Sinead McGinley

    Panopticon

    I was just remembering a story my granny told me: It was her best friend Ina's first date with a gent, must've been sometime in the 1930s and she'd arranged to meet him at the Panopticon in Glasgow.

  • 1950s

    Tony Nesbit

    Roxy

    Recently I was having a discussion with a friend about the large number of cinemas and dance halls available to Glaswegians in the past and I estimated that in my youth there had been around ten cinemas, large and small...

  • 1953

    Ailsa Ferguson

    Rex

    Going to see Wizard of Oz with five year old friend, Jean, and her mum in 1953. Loved it! Hooked on cinema ever since!

  • 1956

    Linnea

    The Bedford

    I remember the old Bedford cinema, a bit of an old relic 50-odd years ago, faded plush seats, velvet curtain with stars, ice-cream sellers with crinkly perms.

  • 1932-33

    Betty Norris

    Roxy

    When aged 5 my father took me to the Roxy Cinema to see my first film. Al Jackson in Jonny Boy and I was in floods of tears and inconsolable when he sang 'Climb Upon My Knee Sonny Boy'.

  • 1950

    Tommy Kinvig

    Pollok Picture House

    One of my major movie memories was in the Pollok Cinema in Pollokshaws when King Kong (1933 version) was the big picture. What a thrill to see the monstrous monkey wreak havoc in New York.