Glasgow Film Theatre, GFT Building Photo, 12 Rose Street, Scottish Arts venue, Architect, Strathclyde cinema location

Glasgow Film Theatre

Arts Building off Sauchiehall Street, Strathclyde, Scotland

post updated 29 July 2023

Location: 12 Rose St

Design: J McKissack & W J Anderson

A third screen will be built at Glasgow Film Theatre at a cost of £1.6m, according to the Glasgow Evening Times. Councillors are expected to agree to contribute £500k to the cost.

Glasgow Film Theatre
GFT building photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Film Theatre News

This year, audience figures at the GFT cinema hit an all-time high of 200,000.

“It lacks the space to grow the audience for important often issue-based or local community interest films. The lack of screens is particularly impacting on its international ambitions for the Glasgow Film Festival.”

The work will involve converting the existing cafe to a 60-seat cinema, developing a new cafe at the rear of the building and improving disabled access by installing lifts to the first floor.

It is expected to be carried out over 26 weeks, from April to September 2013.

The extra cinema will allow for 1500 new programming slots a year, a rise of 50%.

Glasgow Film Theatre Building

Date built: 1939

Address: 12 Rose Street

Architects: J McKissack & W J Anderson

GFT context – Sauchiehall Street Proposal layout plan:
Sauchiehall Street Proposal - near Glasgow Film Theatre

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

GFT Building Context

Buildings close by the Glasgow Film Theatre – major selection below:

Glasgow School of Art design by Rennie Mackintosh Architect
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

CCA Glasgow design by Page Park Architects

Glasgow Theatre Building Designs

Glasgow Theatre Architecture Designs – key architectural selection:

Tramway Theatre design by Zoo Architects

Citizens Theatre Glasgow

Theatre Buildings around the world

UGC Cinema Glasgow – close to the GFT

Glasgow Imax – cinema
Glasgow Imax
photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Theatres

Glasgow Theatre

Historic Glasgow: best buildings of the past

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent below:

New Olympia House in Bridgeton
New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Glasgow
image courtesy of Clyde Gateway
New Olympia House in Bridgeton

New Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium
Blue Sky Lounge Ibrox Stadium Glasgow
image courtesy of Rangers FC
Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium

Key Buildings in the city – Selection

Trongate 103, Argyle Street
Trongate 103

Science Centre, southwest of the city centre, south side of the River Clyde
Science Centre Glasgow

Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre
Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre

Glasgow Fort Auchinlea Shopping Centre
Glasgow Fort Auchinlea

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