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)
Uncle Sandy was a commissionaire. If we were in queue and he spotted us he would shout: ‘Two single seats!’ When we said we’d take them he’d show us in but the seats would be two together!
I remember going to La Scala in Sauchiehall St. in the late 60s with my boyfriend and we always paid extra for the Golden Divans which were small couches for just 2! It was very romantic!
Blythswood & Seamore
Many happy childhood memories of cinema growing up in Maryhill. Cinema gave me a love of films but also an introduction to perfume via the perfume machine in the ladies toilet. I think it was a half penny for a spray...
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...
Circa 1960 the cinema was due to show The Mummy. To promote it the manager dressed up as a mummy and walked around the surrounding streets. When the film finally came to the cinemas he would sometimes take the place...
The Salon/Cosmo/Ascot Anniesland
Hillhead Salon? Can't remember the picture but do remember having first ever beefburger in Hyndland Road on way home in Cafe run by American woman! Fabulous. Ascot Anniesland - ABC Minors on Saturday mornings. What fun. Cosmo - first date.
Our first date was Jazz on a Summer's Day on 9 July 1960. Unforgettable. Fifty two years later we still go to the GFT, but the Cosmo sounds better!
1943 - 1956
As a young man I did not spend my “ill gotten youth” in Snooker Halls, I spent my afternoons in my beloved COSMO. I worked as a Chef at the Beresford and Grand Hotel from 1943 to 1956.
My father was deaf and therefore preferred foreign films with subtitles. When I was very young, still only a wee girl in fact, I used to accompany him.
My cinema memory is seeing the classic Indian film Pakeeza in the Cosmo cinema in 1972. Its storyline and songs remain imprinted on my mind - I was 15 at the time.
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