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)
  • 1940s-50s

    Tony Jaconelli

    Premier

    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.

  • 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.

  • 1950s-60s

    A. K. Mortimer

    The State

    Seeing Stagecoach and Casablanca for the first time. One film I thought was super was Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Jennifer Jones and William Holden - my favourite actor!