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Cinema Glasgow Building, Scotland
Art Deco Architecture in Anniesland, the West End, Strathclyde, west Scotland
post updated 21 December 2021
1544 Great Western Road, Anniesland
Built in 1939
A recent CALA housing development is located behind the retained facade. The B-listed Ascot opened in 1939, after delays in construction caused by the declaration of Wolrd War Two, and subsequent alterations to strengthen the roof to provide better shelter in the event of bombing. Designed by McNair & Elder the property originally seated 1,963.
It was renamed Gaumont in 1950. When that chain was taken over by Odeon it was renamed as such in 1964. It closed as a cinema in 1975.
A County bingo hall existed here from 1975 then until 1998. The building then lay empty until demolition took place in 2001.
Part of the frontage was retained, with new flats built behind where the auditorium once stood.
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glasgow cinema image by Adrian Welch
Another Glasgow Cinema:
Cooper Cromar Architects’ Glasgow Project:
‘Applications were made on 17 Feb 2004 for both Detailed Planning & Listed Building Consent to convert the existing Odeon Cinema complex on Renfield Street in Glasgow City Centre to a mixed use retail & leisure development of circa 100,000sqft.
Proposals include retention & restoration of the main Art Deco facades together with the introduction of a new roof top extension designed to compliment proportions & massing of the existing building’
Cooper Cromar Architects’ information
The Loft/Grosvenor Cinema
Date built: 2003
Location: Ashton Lane, off Great George Street / Byres Road
Design: United Designers
Glasgow Imax Cinema
photo © Adrian Welch
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