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)
  • 1960s

    Fiona Campbell

    Cosmo

    My Mum was an usherette in the 60s/70s at the Cosmo. I remember being taken in to see Fantasia a few times and running down the aisle in the dark to meet her at the end of her shift. Remember the cinemas...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1977

    Steven

    Odeon

    I remember aged 10, my mother going to take me to see Star Wars in 1977 , stupidly she allowed my 3 year old sister to come along too .. my sister spent the entire movie either crying, or asking "who is he" .... or going to the toilet ..

  • 1943 - 1956

    Henry M Wuga

    Cosmo

    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.

  • 1970s

    Emma Fork

    I was about seven when Death Watch was made and vividly remember my Dad telling me he'd been paid money to dress up as a tramp in a film...

  • 1970s

    John & Margaret Newman

    Canniesburn Toll

    We had to go outside the city boundary, to Bearsden - now a block of flats - to see Life of Brian, as our dear City Fathers had banned it 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...