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)
  • 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...

  • 1950s

    Tony Nesbit

    Roxy

    Recently I was having a discussion with a friend about the large number of cinemas and dance halls available to Glaswegians in the past and I estimated that in my youth there had been around ten cinemas, large and small...

  • 1932-33

    Betty Norris

    Roxy

    When aged 5 my father took me to the Roxy Cinema to see my first film. Al Jackson in Jonny Boy and I was in floods of tears and inconsolable when he sang 'Climb Upon My Knee Sonny Boy'.