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)
  • 1960

    George Denholm

    The Cosmo

    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!

  • 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.

  • 2000s

    Marilyn Gaya

    GFT

    Gone with the Wind, Cinema Paradiso, Some Like it Hot, True Grit (the original), Madeleine, My Fair Lady, It’s a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird...

  • 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...

  • 1940s

    Cliff Ulph

    The Astor

    As a youngster in the late forties on our regular trip to the Saturday matinee at the Wellfield in Springburn, (the Astor but nobody called it that), the highlight for me was the serial.

  • 1943

    Tom Kinvig

    Dunoon Old Picture House

    I will never forget, as a wee boy in Dunoon, being thrilled to bits watching They Died with their Boots On. It was the start of my lifelong interest and love of movies.

  • 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.

  • 1943 - 1956

    Henry M Wuga

    Cosmo

    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.

  • 1965

    May Miles Thomas

    Lorne Cinema

    As a six-year-old I saw Help! starring The Beatles and almost got thrown out by the manager for screaming!

  • 2002

    Quentin Tarantino

    GFT

    Your film theatre f***ing rocks!