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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Mori » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:42 pm

The lyceum is undergoing an Art project elaboratiing the buildings history over the next 3 days. :)

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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Morroccomole » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:33 pm

Hi all, I'm a newbie so go easy on me.

I worked in Govan Shipbuilders which is just down the road from the Lyceum up until 1987. Now and then we held mass meetings here which were always very entertaining. I remember the place had a slightly damp foostie smell which was quickly overcome by the thick blue fog from several hundred workers puffing away whilst the business in hand was discussed.
One colorful character, a steelworker nicknamed 'the talking horse' always made a point of speaking at these meetings generally giving the shop stewards a right hard time to the delight of his workmates who I'm sure wound this guy up into a frenzy. Pretty sure the Lyceum was a bingo hall at this time.
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Doorstop » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:25 am

The Talking Horse .. now there was a character. I remember his tirades well.
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby minxy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Mori wrote:Facebook Page up and running folks, please give your input. :D

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I really enjoy getting updates on there from Lyceum Govan, a very informative page.
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby norman mcnamee » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:26 pm

Hi Minxy, so this is where your hiding, nice to see you
hope your OK
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Mori » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:42 pm

Completed today. :D

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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby minxy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:23 pm

norman mcnamee wrote:Hi Minxy, so this is where your hiding, nice to see you
hope your OK
Bye for now, norrie

Hello Norrie, nice to see you about in the web, hope you are keeping well, and out and about taking the great pics of Glasgow :)
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby minxy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:24 pm

Mori wrote:Completed today. :D

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Thats just superb, I'll need to take a photo of that at the weekend, and get it printed for my mum.
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby norman mcnamee » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:52 pm

Hi Mori, thats great, pity they cant open the cinema again for films

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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby norman mcnamee » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Hi Minxie, yes I am still taking photos but most of Glasgow has been done, but I am still fining buildings that I knew nothing of, check them out on Pals

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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Mori » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:21 am

norman mcnamee wrote:Hi Mori, thats great, pity they cant open the cinema again for films

Bye for now, norrie


The aim is reopen the 500 seat balcony Norie... watch this space in time to come.

wee video of the project over the last few days. :D


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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby norman mcnamee » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:48 am

HiMori, great stuff, I will need to get down to Govan for a few still shots for my cinema and Govan collection
Great news about the cinema hope it takes off
Not too many Suburban cinemas left
I was lucky enough to get access to take photos of the reopened Cinema in Leven last year, as step back in time to the old time cinemas
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:17 pm

norman mcnamee wrote:Not too many Suburban cinemas left


Grosvenor, Springfield Quay, The Forge and and Imax.
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby norman mcnamee » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:55 pm

Hi Dexter St Clair, the only one of those cinemas I count as suburban, is the Grovsenor, really I was talking of the stand alone cinemas, not the multi plexes, how many of the old cinemas have been demolished and can never reopen
Having said that anything is better than nothing
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Re: Cinema to star in £20,000 Govan revamp

Postby Josef » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:06 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
norman mcnamee wrote:Not too many Suburban cinemas left


Grosvenor, Springfield Quay, The Forge and and Imax.


If any of the four of them are suburban, urban Glasgow must have shrunk to the size of a walnut.

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