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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Just to confirm that the Annfield Halls were indeed located at 609 Gallowgate(not too sure why the sign says 699,unless it relocated to that address when the building was demolished).As the old black and white photograph shows,the Halls were accessed through a narrow entry between two shops,and across a back court.

There was a Hall at First Floor level (up an external stair),and the principal Hall at Ground Floor level.In the latter,the entertainment entrepreneur George Urie Scott first started to show films in 1909 under the name of Scott Picture Hall ,or "Scoat's Pitcher Hoose",as it was known to the locals (Cliff Hanley).

The Picture House was a large Hall seating 980 initially,but when Scott installed a sloping floor to improve the sightlines,the capacity was cut to 680.During the 1920s it was also known as the Annfield Picture Theatre.The cinema closed down in late 1934,and the building was demolished soon after.The Bellgrove Hotel was built on the site.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

okaydoak wrote:
Just to confirm that the Annfield Halls were indeed located at 609 Gallowgate(not too sure why the sign says 699,unless it relocated to that address when the building was demolished).As the old black and white photograph shows,the Halls were accessed through a narrow entry between two shops,and across a back court.

There was a Hall at First Floor level (up an external stair),and the principal Hall at Ground Floor level.In the latter,the entertainment entrepreneur George Urie Scott first started to show films in 1909 under the name of Scott Picture Hall ,or "Scoat's Pitcher Hoose",as it was known to the locals (Cliff Hanley).

The Picture House was a large Hall seating 980 initially,but when Scott installed a sloping floor to improve the sightlines,the capacity was cut to 680.During the 1920s it was also known as the Annfield Picture Theatre.The cinema closed down in late 1934,and the building was demolished soon after.The Bellgrove Hotel was built on the site.


Cheers OD I have included a close up of the number on the sign it could be a 0 and not a 9. What you are saying would tie in nicely with the location of the sign and the aspect of the cinema being built on a corner the same as that site. According to this website the Bellgrove Hotel was built 1935-37.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Duke street heading east just past mothers pride bakery
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Shame to think that was hiding behind that billboard all that time and will no doubt be painted over forever.

Well done grabbing a shot before its went  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Ark lane Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Ark lane Dennistoun.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I remember that shop sign in the 80's  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I have a shot of that shop, taken a few years ago, will check out what the sign was at that time

In January 2008, the shop was an off sales


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

This shop was also in the film about Jimmy Boyle's life. A sense of freedom. There was a phone box outside at the time 78/79 I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

A friend sent me this photo the other day it's on Paisley road west

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I spotted that one in December, still to post it on UG


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