Grand Central

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18 - 22 Jamaica Street
1915-1992

Converted from a warehouse, this cinema started life as an upmarket venue with its own orchestra, but ended up infamous for showing more 'adult' fare as the Classic Grand. Situated on the second and third floor, it originally sat over 750 people, but ended its life, very run down, as the Cannon in 1992. The adverts for it in its early days highlight that it only showed the best pictures on its 'optha-stereo screen'. Now a music venue that has proudly reclaimed the Classic Grand title!

Image credit: ScottishCinemas.org