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)
  • 1980s

    Alex Calletly


    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...

  • 1982

    Phil Campbon

    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...

  • 1980s

    Thomas Clark

    GFT, Odeon

    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.

  • 1980s



    In the early '80's Friday night was visit Auntie Jean night. Rain hail or shine (yeah, mostly rain) me and mumsies would walk doon Byres Road and get the tube to visit our elderly Govanite relative. One particular..