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


    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...

  • 1977



    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 ..

  • 1970s

    Mark Fletcher


    "May we remind you that for the convenience of those Patrons who prefer not to smoke, seating areas on the right hand side of this Auditorium have been designated as NO SMOKING areas. Your co-operation...

  • 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!

  • 1973

    Mark Fletcher

    The Parade

    Trips to the Saturday Matinee at the Parade Cinema in the East End of Glasgow were like entering the cinema scene in Gremlins. Innocently my brothers and I found a completely empty row in the stalls to watch...

  • 1977

    Edmund McGonigle

    In 1977 my friend and I went to see both Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I couldn't get into Star Wars but Close Encounters was a different matter.

  • 1977

    Alistair Canlin


    The queue for Star Wars at the Odeon cinema. Went with my mum and brother, and the queue went round the block three times. Nobody complained, nobody moaned.

  • 1971

    Mark Fletcher

    Eglinton Toll Cinema

    Jumping to my feet in a packed cinema and screaming from the front of the circle for Kirk Douglas to "RUN! RUN FASTER! JUMP IN THE WATER!", as he is chased up the beach by a horde of cannibals...

  • 1974

    Judith Johnston


    My first visit to the GFT was in June 1974. Solaris was showing. I remember feeling physically sick at the traffic sequence and chilled at the final frame. Never forgotten it.