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)
  • 1942

    Freda Culter

    GFT

    In 1942 I was asked on a first date, with a young medical student. I was 16! He took me to the Cosmo – and I was introduced to the magic of the foreign films. We got married in 1945 and had 54 years together...

  • 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.

  • 2000s

    Marilyn Gaya

    GFT

    Gone with the Wind, Cinema Paradiso, Some Like it Hot, True Grit (the original), Madeleine, My Fair Lady, It’s a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird...

  • 2000s

    Thomas Clark

    GFT

    My fondest memories of the GFT in particular are of a pre-film speaker at a screening of The Wicker Man...

  • 1974

    Judith Johnston

    GFT

    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.

  • 1999

    Gail Orr

    GFT

    When you stop and think there are lots. One of mine was seeing myself on the big screen. A film was made to promote Cumbernauld and part of it was in the library.

  • 2012

    Poppy

    GFT

    I came here with my friend to the Scotland Loves Anime festival, because we've been fans of the Ace Attorney games for years and just knew we had to be here for the UK premiere of the film we'd been waiting ten months to see.

  • 2012

    Beth

    GFT

    Don't think I can describe how glad I am that we came on this trip. Scotland Loves Anime 2012 proved to be the craziest, cutest, most action-packed weekend of my life. From the trippy fish with legs in Tokyo Fish Attack!

  • 2002

    Quentin Tarantino

    GFT

    Your film theatre f***ing rocks!

  • 2006

    A L Kennedy

    GFT

    The GFT where I learned French. I watched foreign films over and over again with my hands over the subtitles.