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

    John Harkin

    The George

    Love, love, love the movies and I remember the old George in Crown Street, Gorbals where I saw 300 Spartans. Aged nine, we moved to Govanhill and the cost of admission dropped from one shilling down to ninepence...

  • 1936

    John O'Brien

    The Paramount

    Nostalgia: My Mother and Father married on 21/02/1936 and with their bridesmaid and best man celebrated with a night at the Paramount (Odeon) in Renfield Street. The film was Mary Burns Fugitive starring Sylvia Sydney...

  • 2010

    Tom Rigg

    GFT

    Late night screening of one of the world's worst films The Room at GFT. It's so much fun when the communal spirit reaches every person in a sell out theatre. The actual film itself could barely be heard across the laughter...

  • 1960s

    David A Allan

    Odeon

    When I was a child my aunt became addicted to The Sound of Music and went to see it every week, so much so that no one would go with her, so I was dragged every Saturday afternoon to the Odeon for weeks on end...

  • 1950s

    Mary Junnor

    The Princes

    Growing up in Springburn we had three cinemas The Princes, Astor and Kinema in order of style and comfort. I went to the ABC minors at the Princes on a Saturday morning. I can remember when I was a bit older hiding...

  • 2013

    Sebastian M.

    GFT

    After many years of hardship that made me lose almost all hope for my life, I was taken in by friends in Glasgow. A longtime Shakespeare lover, my first cinema visit was to see the recording of Sir Kenneth Branagh's...