Demolished Glasgow Cinemas

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Postby nodrog » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:30 pm

The_Clincher wrote:Does anyone have any pics of the cinema that was along at the Bearsden end of Maryhill Road? i think it was an "ABC" :?:


Just added a few pics of the Rio, Canniesburn Toll this evening...


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http://www.survivingcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/rio.html
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Postby gordon » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:35 pm

Nice photos, that place is literally two seconds down the road from me.... changed quite a bit!
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Postby nodrog » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:36 pm

Why not do us a Past Present then? ;)
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Postby gordon » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:36 pm

There's a thought!
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Postby norrie mcnamee » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:49 pm

Hi gordon, where did you get that one from?
I was beginning to think there were no photos of the Rio Bearsden.
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Postby nodrog » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:37 pm

Thanks to the very nice people at the Scottish Screen Archive, we're now able to add some new photos of a few long demolished cinemas to the cinema website:

First up in Glasgow are the Arcadia, the Camphill, the Dennistoun Picture House, the Govan Cinema, Scott's Electric Theatre and the Western.

See here for details and actual pics, and you too can see "Shettleston's Merry Children at Scott's Happy Matinee" !
http://www.survivingcinemas.org.uk/updates.html

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Photo courtesy of Scottish Screen Archive.

There are a lot of other stunning images from the same source that we're planning on adding in the near future too...

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Postby RandomFactor » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:38 pm

nodrog wrote:They've also managed to 'appropriate' the 1980s photo from our website without permission for the piece as well... :evil: )

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Thats exactly as I remember it from when I was growing up. My mum always told me it was full of "bad drunk men". :)
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Postby cheesylion » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:47 pm

RandomFactor wrote:
nodrog wrote:They've also managed to 'appropriate' the 1980s photo from our website without permission for the piece as well... :evil: )

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Thats exactly as I remember it from when I was growing up. My mum always told me it was full of "bad drunk men". :)


That's now called 'The Up & Down Club' or something like that, I played in it for Radio One when it was still The Clada.
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Postby nodrog » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:48 pm

cheesylion wrote:That's now called 'The Up & Down Club' or something like that,.


Not any more it isn't...

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(Thanks to Norrie Macnamee / John Duncan for the pic)
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Postby cheesylion » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:57 pm

Oh, ok, it's been a wee while since I've down there. :oops:
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Postby nodrog » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:16 am

BB Cinerama / Odeon Eglinton Toll
http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasg ... erama.html
Opened 1922; closed 1981.

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Above the door was this rather nice carved crest and globe:

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Completely demolished in 1986.

July 2007: the site is being cleared an excavated once again to put up new flats.

Look what turned up!

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[Many thanks to Rod Alexander for the photos!]
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:46 am

Had no idea that place existed! What a fabulous find!!

I was rooting about down at the site of Thomsons Queens park terrace last year and noticed some substantial, and also not so, lengths of stone under the decades of plant growth... must be some detail still survives amongst it all.
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Postby McShad » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:51 am

I noticed one of the yards of CBC Stone in Ibrox has several pallets of numbered red sandstone of aged quality... can't remember how long they've been there and I've walked by them countless times
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Postby Doorstop » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:13 pm

I'm sorry to interrupt this thread with a seemingly random request but, does anyone have a photograph of the old Rio cinema in Bearsden?

Ive been trying to convince some of the "young 'uns" at work there was indeed a picture hall there .. all to no avail.

Some proof would be nice.
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Postby McShad » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:19 pm

mentioned on page 4 of this very thread and this link provided by Dex

http://www.glasgowcinemas.co.uk/riocinemabearsde.html
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