Music stopped for Paramount star

GLASGOW really was 'cinema city' when the Paramount in Renfield Street screened the Bing Crosby romantic comedy 'She Loves Me Not' in 1934.

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The cinema, which became an Odeon in 1939, has just opened its doors and was one of the swishest venues in Glasgow.

Built to seat 2800 film fans, the building also housed two cafes and a restaurant and doubled as a music venue.

On this night in 1934, Canadian star Teddy Joyce and his band were playing for your dancing pleasure.

Known as 'The stick of dynamite' due to his energy, Joyce died, aged 37, in 1941 after collapsing on stage at the city's Green's Playhouse.

Sadly, the Odeon closed in 2006 and, last year, the developers moved in, demolishing the rear of the building to create new shops and offices.

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