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)
  • 1966

    Irene Shedden


    In 1966, I worked as an ice cream girl in the Odeon Cinema in Renfrew St. The trays were very heavy when full and we had to walk backwards down the isle without lights on so that the audience could see us.

  • Mary Ferns


    I used to go to the Odeon in Rutherglen on Saturday mornings. It was packed with kids. We sang the Odeon club song to a bouncing ball on the screen showing the words. There was always a serial cliffhanger. I loved Laurel & Hardy...

  • 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 ..

  • 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.

  • 1966

    John McKenna


    Excitement and wonder at cinema's first whole screen in Eglinton Street cinema when I was 10 (now 56). Marveled at How the West was Won on Glasgow's then largest screen.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 1998

    Angela Higgins


    I went to see Saving Private Ryan at the Odeon Glasgow when it was released. It was mobbed and the only seats were second row. That numbing experience of the opening sequences of the landings had an incredible impact.

  • 1971-7

    Rose O' Doherty

    Odeon, Victoria Road

    My favourite memory is watching Elvis movies on Saturday mornings at Odeon Cinema on Victoria Road when I was at Notre Dame High School 1971-1977. I'm still an Elvis fan.

  • 1950s

    K. Harvey

    Odeon Whiteinch

    Going to the cinema 3 times a week - I had an uncle who refused to stand for the National Anthem at the end as he was a Communist!