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)
  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 1950

    Tommy Kinvig

    Pollok Picture House

    One of my major movie memories was in the Pollok Cinema in Pollokshaws when King Kong (1933 version) was the big picture. What a thrill to see the monstrous monkey wreak havoc in New York.

  • 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.

  • 1971

    Mark Fletcher

    Eglinton Toll Cinema

    Jumping to my feet in a packed cinema and screaming from the front of the circle for Kirk Douglas to "RUN! RUN FASTER! JUMP IN THE WATER!", as he is chased up the beach by a horde of cannibals...

  • 2002

    Quentin Tarantino

    GFT

    Your film theatre f***ing rocks!

  • 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.

  • 1971-7

    Rose O' Doherty

    Odeon, Victoria Road

    My favourite memory is watching Elvis movies on Saturday mornings at Odeon Cinema on Victoria Road when I was at Notre Dame High School 1971-1977. I'm still an Elvis fan.

  • 1950s

    K. Harvey

    Odeon Whiteinch

    Going to the cinema 3 times a week - I had an uncle who refused to stand for the National Anthem at the end as he was a Communist!

  • 1977

    Gerard

    GFT

    When I was nine my father brought me to see Airport '77. My father was drunk and we have never been close. But I remember feeling very close to him... sad but true.