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)
  • 1960s

    Fiona Turner

    La Scala

    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!

  • Linda McDowell

    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...

  • 1960

    Peter Griffin

    Blythswood

    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...

  • 1940s-50s

    Tony Jaconelli

    Premier

    Shettleston was well served with cinemas; we had four, The State, The Broadway (later the name was changed to the Odeon), The Palaceum and the Premier.

  • 1979

    Andrew

    La Scala

    Does anyone else remember the La Scala cinema on Sauchiehall Street (where Waterstones now is) that maze like emporium of cinematic delights? In its latter years I recall going there to see some extremely...