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)
  • 1966

    Irene Shedden

    Odeon

    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.

  • 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...

  • Mary Ferns

    Odeon

    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...

  • 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...

  • 1977

    Steven

    Odeon

    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 ..

  • 1970s

    Mark Fletcher

    Odeon

    "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...

  • 1998

    Angela Higgins

    Odeon

    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.

  • 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.

  • 1977

    Alistair Canlin

    Odeon

    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

    Odeon

    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.