AzimScot wrote:Always enjoyed visiting the classic MGM cinema they had in Sauchiehall St. The atmosphere was great and ned free is what all cinemas should be. Location away from the city centre and the outskirts of city is attractive for drivers and locals.
Dire need of more cinemas in Glasgow.
RDR wrote:My personal favourite was the Toledo in Muriend.
It was built in an imitation of a moor castle, I think.
It was converted into flats but the facade was retained.
Wasn't there a cinema in Shawlands opposite the Academy? I think it was called the Elephant and latterly was a bingo hall, as many of the old cinema's became, indeed I remember a book published in the late 70's about Glasgow that was called 'Slums, Streets and Bingo H'alls.
the researcher wrote:when the lyceum was sold to county bingo they bricked off the front of the balcony and showed films there from 74-81 and also split the auditorium so that there was seperate entrance to the cinema part and used the original paybox for cinema admissions whilst bingo was held in the stalls area this info is from scotlands cinemas and theatres website
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