Monthly Archives: January 2011

Past Present: Coliseum Cinema, Glasgow

Coliseum Cinema Past Present special… Picture courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland Picture Courtesy of Chris Doak Picture courtesy of Steven Parkes The site has since been completely cleared, and is sitting empty. More … Continue reading

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RIP Odeon Renfield Street

[From January 19th, 2006] We had a final last look round the building tonight (it gets boarded up tomorrow), everywhere from the basement offices to the top of the roof, and several hidden spaces in between, we saw it all. … Continue reading

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Past Present: 1950s John Menzies Glasgow HQ

Opened in 1957, the John Menzies House replaced their earlier warehouse just to the south, being their Glasgow head office and warehouse. Menzies House, 1957 (later General Accident House). Red sandstone office block to the S by Brand and Lithgow, … Continue reading

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1950s University Lecture Theatre

There is still one remaining original lecture theatre in the building now – it has been abandoned for about 10 years as the rake is so steep it contravenes health & safety requirements! I do plan to try to get … Continue reading

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Past Present: BB Cinerama Eglinton Toll – Stonework

BB Cinerama / Odeon Eglinton Toll http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/bbcinerama.html Opened 1922; closed 1981. Above the door was this rather nice carved crest and globe: Completely demolished in 1986. July 2007: the site is being cleared and excavated once again to put up … Continue reading

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Past Present: Maryhill Road Cinemas

Couple of cinema past-presents… The Blythswood, Maryhill Road / Trossachs Street1980 2007 The Seamore, Maryhill Road / North Woodside Road1957 2007   Originally published on the Hidden Glasgow Forums at http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=681&p=109215…

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Past Present – Napiershall Street

Thanks to ‘dimairt’ and his suggestion I have a look at the 1979 Jimmy Boyle film ‘A Sense of Freedom‘ for stuff filmed around my area, I present a special themed Past Present… First up, top of Napiershall Street, c.1974 … Continue reading

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