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)
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...
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...
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...
My Grandpa told me about how him and his pals used to pay for one ticket at the cinema in Muirend; one of them would go in and let the others in through the fire exit. Years later, my parents who had only started dating...
My Mum took us four kids to see E.T. Everywhere was sold out so on Saturday afternoon they allowed us to sit on central aisle steps. It was said that you would cry at the end when E.T. goes home. I waited for my moment. After the film my...
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...
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.
The Salon/Cosmo/Ascot Anniesland
Hillhead Salon? Can't remember the picture but do remember having first ever beefburger in Hyndland Road on way home in Cafe run by American woman! Fabulous. Ascot Anniesland - ABC Minors on Saturday mornings. What fun. Cosmo - first date.
The mildly creepy subterranean labyrinth of the old Odeon on Renfield Street. I used to be scared of cinemas when I was little because they were so BIG: the Odeon managed to be terrifyingly huge AND stiflingly small at the same time.
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.
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