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New Savoy Cinema, Hope st, Bruce Peter 100 Years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas.



New Savoy Cinema, Hope st,no photo ID



Hope st, Renfrew st Mitchell



New Savoy Cinema, Hope st
Opened 16-12-1911 as Savoy Music Hall
Architect James Miller
Sold to Biololour Circuit 25-12-1916
Renamed New Savoy
Sat 2,000
Sold to Gaumont 1927
Closed 12-9-1958
Converted to Majestic Ballroom
Closed and demolished 15-1-1972
Savoy Centre stands on the site
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Oxford Cinema, Keppochill rd, Springburn, Bruce Peter 100 Years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas



Oxford Playhouse, 57 Keppochill rd, Springburn
Opened 1927 by Bernard Frutin
Architect Lennox and McMath
Sat 1,500
Destroyed by fire 1-1-1941, Demolished
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New Star Cinema, Maryhill rd, Maryhill, Bruce Peter 100 Years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas



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New Star Cinema, 1046 Maryhill rd, Maryhill
Opened 31-12-1912  by Maryhill Star Palace Ltd
Architect Albert V Gardner
Sat 900
Rebuilt 1930
Architect Gardner
Sat 1,799
Closed October 1966
Used as a car showroom
Demolished 1978
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Rex Cinema, Cumbernauld rd, Ridrie, Bruce Peter 100 Years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas



Rex Cinema, Cumbernauld rd, Ridrie,no photo ID


Rex Cinema, Cumbernauld rd, Ridrie,no photo ID


Rex Cinema, Cumbernauld rd, Ridrie,no photo ID


Rex Cinema, 650 Cumbernauld rd, Ridrie
Opened 7-12-1931 by ABC
Architect Charles J McNair
Sat 2,336
Renamed ABC 1961
Closed and demolished 29-9-1973
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Rio Cinema Glasgow rd, Rutherglen, Bruce Peter 100 years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas,



Rio Cinema Glasgow rd, Rutherglen, R Wilson

Rio Cinema,Glasgow rd Rutherglen
Opened 23-9-1935 by Suburban Pictures Ltd
Architect Cowiesons Ltd(builders)
Sat 2,017
Sold to Peter Crerar May 1936
Sold to Scottish Central Cinemas (CAC), June 1938
Closed and demolished 1971
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Scotts Electric Cinema,Shettleston rd Shettleston, no photo ID



Scotts Electric Cinema, Gray st, Shettleston rd, Shettleston
Opened March 1912 by George Urie Scott
Sat 700
Closed and demolished May 1920
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Western Cinema, Dumbarton rd, Partick,Bruce Peter 100 Years of Glasgows Amazing Cinemas






Western Cinema, Dumbarton rd, Partick, Photo by Chris Doak



Garrick Cinema, 197 Dumbarton rd, Partick
Opened 22-1-1916 by Garrick Cinema Company Ltd
Architect H Campbell
Sat 900
Renamed Western Cinema 1919 owners Western Cinema Company Ltd
Rebuilt 1921
Architect Charles J McNair
Sat 1,211
Closed 1966
Demolished April 1979
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Standard Cinema, 95 Dumbarton rd, Partick
Opened 1909 by James Graham
Architect Albert V Gardner
Sat 1,153
Sold 4-4-45 to Glasgow and West of Scotland Cinemas
Closed and demolished 1957
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Tudor Cinema, Fenwick rd, Giffnock
Opened December 1936 by Crescent Cinema Company(Bernard Frutin)
Architect Lennox and McMath
Sat 2,400
Closed and demolished August 1962
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Metropole Theatre, Stockwell st, 1961 no photo ID







The Metropole Theatre started as the Scotia and was built in 1862 at 116, Stockwell Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Built to the designs of architect Robert Black for James Baylis, who later built the Theatre Royal in the Cowcaddens area of the city, it opened as the Scotia Hall, holding over 3000 people, with stalls and two galleries, reputed to be the first purpose built commercial music-hall in Scotland. Due to fire in 1875 it was rebuilt to the designs of architects Campbell Douglas and James Sellars and renamed The Scotia Variety Theatre, claiming to be the largest and best variety company in Scotland.[1] [2]

The Baylis family headed by Mrs Christina Baylis continued to run it until 1892, selling it on her retiral to Moss Empires who ran it until 1897 when they opened their new Empire Palace in Sauchiehall Street. At this point Moss leased the theatre to HH Morrell and F Mouillot who named it The Metropole and presented plays, usually melodramas. Successive lessees included Arthur Jefferson who reintroduced variety. In 1926 it was sold to Bernard Frutin whose family continued to present variety, summer shows and winter shows for four decades, until fire destroyed the building on 28 October 1961.

Thereafter the Frutins bought the former Empress Theatre building in St George`s Cross in the West End of the city which in 1960 had been renamed The Falcon Theatre run by the Falcon Trust who staged plays and hoped to extend the building. The funding was not available for an extension and proposed performing Arts Centre and instead it was purchased by Alec Frutin in 1962 as a replacement for his former theatre in Stockwell Street. The St George`s Cross building now opened as the New Metropole.

In 1964 Jimmy Logan, by agreement with Alec Frutin, bought the theatre, renaming it Jimmy Logan's Metropole. It prospered with variety, comedy plays, winter shows, and a Royal Variety Gala jointly with Scottish Television but found itself in an area which Glasgow Corporation was depopulating to peripheral housing schemes. The musical Hair opened in 1970 and ran for 10 months, its first outing outside London. Despite this success the theatre now drained money and closed in 1972. It lay derelict for many years before finally being demolished for a new housing development in 1990.[3]

Stan Laurel[edit]
When Arthur Jefferson took over the management of the Metropole in 1906 he employed his son Arthur Stanley Jefferson (then aged 15 or 16) to collect tickets at the box office. In 1917, Arthur Stanley changed his name to Stan Laurel, going on to become one half of the famous double act, Laurel and Hardy.[4][5]


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